Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram (Worksheet)

The aftermath of a Boko Haram bombing in Jos, Nigeria, in May, 2014. CREDIT: Diariocritico de Venezuela (CC)

John Campbell, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, gave a comprehensive talk at Carnegie Council on March 3, 2015 about Boko Haram and Nigeria. 

The attachment on the right sidebar has excerpts from Campbell's talk and outlines it in question and answer format. The purpose of this document is for students to better understand the following questions: What is Boko Haram? Why was Boko Haram established? How did Boko Haram turn into a violent movement? Why Nigeria? Who is Abubakar Shekau? How does Boko Haram relate to ISIS and other jihadist movements?

This activity works well in a comparative government or world history course.