Boko Haram – Fact Sheet (4th October 2012)

The threat posed by armed and terrorists groups on peace and security in West Africa deserves our utmost attention. This updated datasheet on Boko Haram aims to follow the evolution of this Islamist movement active in Northern Nigeria and to highlight the main developments of its ideology, its claims and its connections. It also provides information about its modus operandi and presents an overview of its area of influence. The datasheet is also exploring its various sources of funding. Finally, the most significant actions of this armed group are listed. This datasheet is part of a series of fact sheets on armed groups in West Africa.