One Voice, Multiple Tongues: Dialoguing with Boko Haram
Using "official" documents from the government and Boko Haram and other fundamentalist Islamic groups in Nigeria, this study examines the prognosis of the dialogue option between the Boko Haram fundamentalist Islamist group and the federal government of Nigeria. To achieve this, the study compares the stated and inferential motives of Boko Haram with Nigeria's pluralist nature and argues that insofar as Boko Haram remains an internal dialogue within Islam, especially in northern Nigeria, and an offshoot of a process derived from socioeconomic and political imbalances in contemporary Nigeria, the government could dialogue with Boko Haram on the second issue but would breach its own constitution and legal codes on the first.
Boko Haram, dialogue, fundamentalist, Nigeria, Salafism, terrorism, Wahhabism
Oyeniyi, Bukola Adeyemi. "One voice, multiple tongues: Dialoguing with Boko Haram." Democracy and Security 10, no. 1 (2014): 73-97.
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