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A Response to Jacob Zenn on Boko Haram and al-Qa‘ida


perspectives-on-terrorism-10-5Journal abstract

A recent special issue of Perspectives on Terrorism, published in December 2017 (Volume 11, Number 6, pp. 174-190), included an article by Jacob Zenn entitled “Demystifying al-Qaida in Nigeria: Cases from Boko Haram’s Founding, Launch of Jihad and Suicide Bombings.” The article makes problematic claims that we - as specialists who have done research on Boko Haram - believe merit a response.

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