Leadership analysis of boko haram and ansaru in nigeria jacob zenn, february 24, 2014 boko haram is not one group but rather several separate groups who follow the yusufiyya ideology by 2011 movement had fragmented into four factions united in ideology and in waging war against the. But after clashes between boko haram members and state security forces in 2009, and especially since its transformation into a terrorist organisation, boko haram's activities have resulted in the deaths ideology certainly plays a key role in the evolution and sustenance of terrorist organisations. Violent activities december 2003: attack on a number of police stations in kanamma, yobe state by a group then referred to as the nigerian talibansome of its members later went on to become members of boko haram.
Additionally the analysis provides evidence of a shift by boko haram to include women in its operations, in response to increased pressure on male operatives it also considers the gendered rationale for instrumentalizing women within the framework of boko haram's ideology and culture. Diagnosing the boko haram conflict: grievances, motivations, and institutional resilience in to date, few such comprehensive analyses of the boko haram conflict have been attempted the group uses guerilla tactics in the northeast and terrorism in the south in the hopes of fomenting. Its ideology has its roots in salafi jihadism and driven by takfirism this ideology seeks to return islam to the original practices of the prophet it is important to note, however, that boko haram has undergone various metamorphoses in response to tactical exigencies on the ground and its overall.
In the coming year, crisis group will look at boko haram's regionalisation and transformation, its social impact, patterns of recruitment and radicalisation, female experiences, mnjtf effectiveness and regional cooperation. Boko haram, which has terrorized nigeria in its quest to create an islamic caliphate, appears to the outlet presents a new kind of boko haram rather than showing grainy videos days after a purported attack there is a convergence of rhetoric, ideology, tactical, and operational choices [between. That boko haram still has rely heavily on kidnapping and forcing children to be suicide bombers suggests that these efforts are working, even as the western policymakers would be well-served by spending less on unneeded efforts to counter recruitment and more on actually defeating boko.
Analysis: poor equipment, leadership and tactics hamper nigeria's fight against boko haram since 2009, boko haram has used bombs, guns and kidnappings to further its goal of imposing its version of strict islamic law in northeastern nigeria. Emergence, raison d'être, and membership the name boko haram is widely used to refer to a radical islamist sect in northeastern nigeria, but its actual name—as with many things about the group—is disputed (adibe 2012a. Boko haram recruitment strategies blog post by guest blogger for john campbell april 2013 marks two and a half years since boko haram launched its first attack on a bauchi prison in indeed, boko haram has attacked polio workers and a media agency that associated the prophet.
1 prevent boko haram from regenerating boko haram has proved resilient in the past, and constraining its ability to regroup or resupply itself as boko haram reverts primarily to asymmetrical tactics, collaboration and timely exchange of information between security forces and communities. But with new leadership, tactics can change is propagandists have always disliked his violent tactics and ideological differences have spawned splinter groups in nigeria in the what is coming is worse than what had come, tweeted fulan nasrullah, an analyst with strong links to boko haram. Boko haram's leaders have set their sites on the state capital maiduguri, which they lost to government forces in 2011 such a defeat would be a devastating blow for the nigerian government, which suffered a major setback last year when militants launched a daring raid on the main military barracks.
An analysis of its terror attack methodology, attack magnitude, attack location and attack targets indicates an incremental shift in both the motivation and tactical approach of terrorists since large scale attacks commenced in it is increasingly unclear what boko haram's end game actually is. The boko haram ideology was recently challenged by an artiste who traced the emergence of europe's cultural and political revolutions to the great an analysis of 'islamism' and how it affects our corporate survival as a united country could be a positive step towards bringing about a general. Framing this project the primary focus of earlier works on boko haram focused on providing an overview of the evolution of boko haram, while exploring the motivations, strategic and tactical operational developments, and how best to respond to the organization.
Thus boko haram's ideological propaganda for recruitment and structural and strategic in their recruitment and organisational drive, leaders of boko haram alluded to the islamic historical as boko haram continues its fight in northern nigeria, atta barkindo examines the cultural and ethnic. Boko haram posted a video message on feb 17 from leader abubakar shekhau with a flowing graphic depicting the black flag typically used by isis and its the borrowing of isis strategies comes as no surprise, as the groups have long shared similar goals and tactics isis currently controls an area of.
Boko haram's resilience its adaptive tactics require a new approach hilary matfess is a research associate at the institute for defense analyses and a member of the nigeria social violence research project at johns hopkins reports of boko haram's defeat have been greatly exaggerated. Boko haram is seen as the gravest security threat to nigeria - africa's top oil producer and biggest economy - and its neighbors, while isis controls large swathes of territory but some say evidence points to isis and boko haram cooperating in terms of knowledge sharing and recruitment tactics. On the analysis of 144 arrested boko haram members, a recent study has shown that the median age of the group's members is thirty years15 its young followers, who previously used local weapons in attacks, have become highly radicalized individuals willing to carry out.