A Response to Jacob Zenn on Boko Haram and al-Qa‘ida

Adam Higazi, Brandon Kendhammer, Kyari Mohammed, Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos, Alex Thurston


A recent special issue of Perspectives on Terrorism, published in December 2017 (Volume 11, Number 6, pp. 174-190), included an article by Jacob Zenn entitled “Demystifying al-Qaida in Nigeria: Cases from Boko Haram’s Founding, Launch of Jihad and Suicide Bombings.” (URL: http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/article/view/666/1326 ) The article makes problematic claims that we - as specialists who have done research on Boko Haram - believe merit a response.

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