Boko Haram’s deadly business: an economy of violence in the Lake Chad Basin


Having waged deadly violence for over a decade, Boko Haram has survived various interventions by the Lake Chad Basin countries and their partners. The longevity of the group can, in part, be attributed to its continued access to resources. This report explores the economic drivers that reinforce Boko Haram’s resilience, including the key actors involved in these activities

About the author

Malik Samuel is a Researcher in the Lake Chad Basin Programme at the ISS Regional Office for West Africa, the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin, in Dakar. Support to the author in conducting research for this report was provided by: Taiwo Hassan Adebayo, Celestine Dalanga, Lawan Ibrahim, Allah-Kauis Neneck, Remadji Hoinathy and Teniola Tayo.

Image credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/EU

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