Today the Nigerian government and Boko Haram, the Islamist group operating in the north of the country, reached a a cease-fire. In the accord, Boko Haram agreed to release more than 200 girls kidnapped by the group six months ago. Danladi Ahmadu, self-proclaimed secretary-general of Boko Haram, said the girls were unharmed and healthy, but would not elaborate on details surrounding thier release. A follow up meeting is scheduled to take place in Chad next week.
Digging into the terrorist group’s inner workings, World Policy Journal featured an in-depth exploration of just how Boko Haram operates. The graphic, “Anatomy of African Terrorism,” from our Winter 2012 issue, outlines the terrorist organization’s support networks—exposing what’s needed to end Boko Haram’s brutal campaign to impose sharia law on Africa’s most populous nation.
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From the Winter Issue “Africa’s Moment“
[Photo courtesy of osbcng.org]