Boko Haram: Essence of terror

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    There are many groups listed by the U.S. State Department as terrorists. But few fit the classic definition — threatening and inflicting terror on a civilian population — better than Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. What’s more difficult to work out, beyond Boko Haram’s hatred for everything modern and secular, is its ideology, structure and affiliations.Boko Haram: Essence of terror