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Boko Haram: Whose Islamic State?

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Boko Haram: Whose Islamic State?.

Boko Haram may be reaching its end in Nigeria as the country's military, with the support of a regional task force, plans a massive ground invasion of the insurgents’ long-controlled safe zone, the Sambisa Forest. Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has refused the offer of the United Nations to send troops, expressing confidence in the regional task force's ability to rout Boko Haram before the May 29 handover to the new president. However, Boko Haram remains deadly as long as sharia is the precondition for political and economic gains to the Muslim no

By Michael Nwankpa, visiting scholar, Baker Institute.

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