Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017.

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Omeni, Ajali. Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017. New York, NY: Routledge, 2017, pp.300, ISBN: 1138098884.

This book offers a detailed examination of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken by the Nigerian military against Boko Haram between 2011 and 2017 based on extensive fieldwork conducted with military units in Nigeria. The book has two main aims. First, it seeks to provide an understanding of the Nigerian military's internal role--a role that today, as a result of internal threats, pivots towards counter-insurgency as the book illustrates how organizational culture, historical experience, institutions, and doctrine, are critical to...

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