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Global Insider: Boko Haram Resilient in the Face of Nigerian Counterterrorism Measures

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

This week, the Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram carried out a large-scale attack on a military air base in the northeastern city of Maiduguri in which 24 attackers were killed, two air force personnel wounded and several military aircraft damaged. In an email interview, Jennifer Giroux, a senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies at ETH Zurich who specializes in conflict in energy-producing and transit regions, explained Nigeria’s counterterrorism approach and Boko Haram’s resilience.

WPR: Does Boko Haram's attack on the Maiduguri air base indicate an evolution in the group’s military capabilities? ...

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