To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Boko Haram tenacity exposes West African gaps

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Significance

Boko Haram violence affects thousands of people in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. The group appeared to be close to defeat in 2015, but violence has increased in recent months amid a factional split that increases rather than reduces the threat.

Impacts

  • The Boko Haram crisis will not fundamentally affect Nigeria's electoral politics in the lead-up to the 2019 poll.
  • The regional humanitarian crisis will likely worsen further, with internally displaced persons (IDP) camps frequent targets of attack.
  • Growing violence is nonetheless unlikely to disrupt life in Nigeria’s political and economic centres, such as Abuja and Lagos.
Expert Briefings Powered by Oxford Analytica
Stay up to date
Sign up to the Expert Daily Briefings email alert and receive up-to-the-minute analysis of global events as they happen.
*If your university does not have access to Expert Briefings, visit our information page to find out more.