Responses to Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Region: Policies, Cooperation and Livelihoods


Terrorism responses
©Institute for Security Studies

This report is the second in a two-part study examining current dynamics with regards to violent extremist organisations (VEOs) operating in the Lake Chad region (Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger). The first report examined factionalism within the Boko Haram movement, while this second report profiles current responses and challenges.

About the authors

Omar S Mahmood is an ISS researcher based in Addis Ababa. He has worked as a security consultant on the Lake Chad Basin and Horn of Africa, senior analyst for a Washington DC-based consultancy, and Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Omar has a Master’s in Security Studies and Conflict Resolution from the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston.

Ndubuisi Christian Ani is an ISS researcher based in Addis Ababa. His research interests cover peace and security, democracy and governance, social cohesion, and indigenous systems. Ndubuisi has a PhD in international relations from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

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