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Out of the Frying Pan: Abu Shekau's Death and Implications for Boko Haram and Security in North-East Nigeria

Join omeni as he explores the implications of the death of Abu Shekau on Boko Haram and the security environment in northeast Nigeria.

Shekau's presence within Boko Haram since 2010 saw a variety of changes and challenges as splinter groups emerged and Boko Haram officially aligned itself with the Islamic State's interest in West Africa. Would Shekau's reported death in May 2021, supposedly at the hands of the Islamic State West Africa (IS-WA) faction of Boko Haram, make things better or worse for security in Nigeria?

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