Journal abstract Online threats by terrorist groups are viewed as a special type of discourse that sends menacing explicit messages, expressing not only an intention to cause a direct physical[…]
Journal abstract The new president of Nigeria, President Muhammad Buhari, sends out mixed messages in his mandate to the Nigerian military force to defeat Boko Haram within the next three[…]
Journal abstract The kidnapping of 276 girls at Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria, on 14 April 2014 has brought into international prominence the organization Jama’atu Ahlis Suna Lidda’awati[…]
Defining and understanding the religious philosophy of jihādī-salafism and the ideology of Boko Haram
Journal abstract This article examines the deep epistemological and theological roots of the religious philosophy of jihādī-Salafism and its role in the construction of the ideology of Boko Haram. To[…]
Journal abstract This research investigates the dramatic expansion of the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria in the last few years. Militant activity has expanded in terms of frequency and severity[…]
Publisher’s description This volume provides a systematic and cross-regional analysis of radicalisation, militancy and violence in West Africa. Concern about terrorism in, or from, West Africa, has been recognised in[…]
This study (based on data from sub-Saharan Africa) is an important contribution to research into the causes of terrorism in failed states.