Spurred by this recent map of Boko Haram’s area of operations in a recent update from the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, I decided today would be a good time to collect some maps of the country.
You would need a TRAC subscription to read the article on Boko Haram’s diverse criminal enterprises, but I have been paying attention to illicit networks since I read National Defense University’s Convergence, and my own TRAC contributions are centered in this area.
I have seen speculative maps showing a three way partition of Nigeria. This is not unprecedented in African affairs – Sudan freed itself of constant counter-insurgency (good) but created an instant failed state in the form of South Sudan (bad). Just look at the distribution of people, oil, and Islam in the nation of Nigeria.
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