Understanding and Mitigating the Drivers of Islamist Extremism in N. Nigeria – Dr. Joseph Siegle

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Understanding and Mitigating the Drivers of Islamist Extremism in N. Nigeria – Dr. Joseph Siegle

The U.S. designation of Boko Haram (and its offshoot, Ansaru) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization has dominated the policy discourse surrounding security in northern Nigeria. Yet, the resonance of militant Islamist messages in the north predates Boko Haram—and is likely to persist even were it successfully dismantled. Effectively and sustainably addressing extremism in northern Nigeria, therefore, requires better understanding its underlying drivers. To help clarify these drivers and identify strategies to sustainably diminish the appeal of militant messages, the Africa Center for Strategic Studies is convening a panel of experts with long experience in northern Nigeria to share their insights.

– See more at: http://africacenter.org/2013/11/acss-to-host-roundtable-on-understanding-and-mitigating-the-drivers-of-islamist-extremism-in-northern-nigeria/#sthash.54bC0k0m.dpuf

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