geciafrica GLOBAL EMERGENCY AND COUNTERTERRORISM INSTITUTE
Latest developments on emergencies, terrorism, organised crimes, migration and governance in West Africa
18 people killed in a restaurant terror attack perpetrated by the Islamic group Al-qaeda.
Nigeria is permanently in a state of emergency with the Armed Forces in more than 28 states of the federation.
More than 69 dead in an attempt to rescue people ambushed by Boko Haram.
POLICY BRIEF NO 4
In this policy brief, we will be focusing on the rise of Boko Haram female suicide bombers in central and western Africa regions, notably in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. We look at some fact checking and attempt to understand the reasons behind Boko Haram reliance on females as explosive devices.