Boko Haram is one of the most high-profile conflict actors in West Africa and the group’s campaign continues to be one of the most destructive insurgencies on the continent. Boko Haram has become a transnational actor and is currently fighting the armies of four sovereign nations, turning a national emergency into a regional crisis. Below are a list of resources to aid in the analysis of conflict dynamics involving Boko Haram, including blog posts, reports and ACLED data.
ACLED Boko Haram Monadic File (Updated 21st March 2015) A monadic file providing data on all events involving Boko Haram. For a discussion of the difference between monadic and dyadic files, please see the User Guide below. Below are a list of resources to aid in the analysis of conflict dynamics involving Boko Haram, including blog posts, reports and ACLED data.
ACLED Guide and FAQs for Media Users A document which provides an overview of the ACLED project, the structure and content of the data, and addresses frequently asked questions.
Country Report on Nigeria A report from mid-2013 covering violence in Northern Nigeria, militancy in the Niger Delta, urban protests and communal violence within the Middle Belt region.
Previous Crisis Blog Posts
The following blog posts provide varying insights into patterns of Boko Haram activity and analysis of the political context of the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Targeting of Children in Conflict Zones, Part 2: Increased Lethality and Contexts
Previous Conflict Trends Reports