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Nigeria Resource Library

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Religious Politics and Student Associations in Nigeria
Abdoulaye Sounaye and Medinat Abdulazeez Malefakis
Religion is a major source of social currency at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and other campuses in Nigeria, as it is in broader society.

Association with religious groups on campuses…
The Crime of Terrorism: An Analysis of Criminal Justice Processes and Accountability of Minors Recruited by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
Cecilia Polizzi
This Article expounds the legal dilemma of minors involved in terrorist acts and related offenses in the Islamic State ranks. By acknowledging the international discourse on terrorism as encompassed…
Nigeria’s Double-Edged Front Line
Georgia Holmer
Vigilantes have become vital in the country's fight against Boko Haram. But is there a way to ensure they're not also making things worse?

Vigilante action is a controversial…
Mitigating Radicalism in Northern Nigeria
Michael Olufemi Sodipo
Ongoing attacks by Boko Haram and other violent Islamist groups coupled with an at times arbitrary response by Nigeria’s security forces have contributed to a deteriorating security situation in…
Partner Publication
Factional Dynamics within Boko Haram
Omar S. Mahmood, Ndubuisi Christian Ani
This report, produced by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), is the first in a two-part study examining current dynamics with regards to violent extremist organisations (VEOs) operating in the…
Partner Publication
Watchmen of Lake Chad: Vigilante Groups Fighting Boko Haram
International Crisis Group
Vigilante groups in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad play a major role in the fight against Boko Haram, but their presence raises concerns. They make military operations less blunt and more…

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