Boko Haram: A Threat to Nigeria and Beyond

Boko Haram: A Threat to Nigeria and Beyond

November 17, 2012
Archive, OODA Original, Security
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Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Al-Shabaab, Hezbollah, the Haqqani network, and the Taliban are all infamous names to the Western world. These organizations, however, are but a handful of the many dozens of organizations with the official US designation of “Foreign Terrorist Organizations.” Each organization has its country or region of operations and influence. Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hamas, in Palestine, etc.. Some, like al-Qaeda, are international and intercontinental.  All appear with varying regularity in Western news sources. These groups stand in contrast to Boko Haram in Nigeria, who receives comparatively little news coverage for their level of violent

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