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May 7, 2014

Robin Simcox discusses Boko Haram on BBC Merseyside

On the 7th May, terrorism expert and HJS Research Fellow Robin Simcox talked to BBC Merseyside about the rise of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. To listen to Robin’s full appearance on the program, click on the link …

Posted in Boko Haram, Broadcast Appearances, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security
February 1, 2012

Splits emerge within Boko Haram

Reports are emerging of a split developing within the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram. A new group called Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis Sudan (lit. Vanguards for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa) has circulated a statement by its leader, …

Posted in Africa, Boko Haram, Content, Islamism, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
January 25, 2012

AQ’s threat diversifies further

Islamist sects operating in both Nigeria and the Sinai Peninsula are largely viewed as groups autonomous from any kind of al-Qaeda influence. However, two developments this week may have changed all that.
Boko Haram has previously been linked with al-Shabaab, the …

Posted in Boko Haram, Egypt, Islamism, Nigeria, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
August 4, 2011

Suspected Al Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb kidnap video released today

The video shows the two men kneeling in front of three masked men carrying guns. The men say they are being held by al-Qaeda and ask authorities to comply with their kidnappers’ demands.
The men were kidnapped – allegedly by Al …

Posted in Nigeria, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
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