Boko Haram Faces Backlash in Nigeria

MIN READFeb 9, 2012 | 13:42 GMT

The Bompai police barracks in Kano, Nigeria, on Jan. 24


Boko Haram, northern Nigeria's main Islamist militant group, recently attempted to expand westward from its core territory of Borno state. In this process, it encountered a key ethno-sectarian divide and faced a backlash from rival Muslim groups. As Boko Haram changes its focus to contain dissent, the central government will have an opportunity to weaken the group....

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