information on Nigeria, including a focus on the development of Islamist movements in the country, is
then provided. The report then turns to a deep descriptive analysis of Boko Haram. Following an analysis
of current policies deployed by Nigerian and international actors to counter Boko Haram, the report
provides an assessment of options for policy engagement by AFRICOM and other U.S. actors.
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