How have some Nigerian states resisted Boko Haram?


Major risk factors for violent extremism exist in Bauchi and Gombe, two states in north-east Nigeria where the terror group Boko Haram and its factions are active. Yet over the last decade, violent extremism hasn’t affected these two states as much as others in the same area.

This seminar considers how Bauchi and Gombe have remained resilient considering that they face the same risk factors that pervade northern Nigeria.

Chair: Allan Ngari, Senior Researcher, ISS


Dr Akinola Olojo, Lake Chad Basin Programme, ISS Dakar

Dr Jimam Lar, Department of History and International Studies, University of Jos, Nigeria

Dr Olajumoke (Jumo) Ayandele, Rutgers University Division of Global Affairs, US

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