The danger of a better-behaved Boko Haram
Idayat Hassan, Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development, an Abuja-based policy advocacy and research organisation
Boko Haram, the Nigerian jihadist group infamous for its bombings and abductions, is undergoing something of a makeover. A key faction that has the backing of so-called Islamic State has renounced its old blood-soaked ways and is trying instead to win hearts and minds in a new strategic twist to a nine-year insurgency that has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions.
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