Boko Haram: Ideology, Ethnicity, and Identity
A Kanuri horseman: Bornu, northern Nigeria
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As Boko Haram continues its fight in northern Nigeria, Atta Barkindo examines the cultural and ethnic ties of the insurgency. He argues that the group's ideology is ultimately religiously focused, but draws on deep ethnic and cultural roots to recruit members and sustain its momentum.
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