A rally in support of the victims of Boko Haram violence: The good guys are not winning. (Photo/Gerry Lauzon/Flickr).

Nigeria And Its Neighbours Are Losing The Plot To Islamic State

By filling gaps in governance and service delivery, the terror group has cultivated a level of support among local civilians that Boko Haram never enjoyed and has turned neglected communities into a source of economic support.

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Over recent years drought has forced the Fulani to move from their traditional areas. (Photo/Carsten ten Brink/Flickr).

Fulani Militias Killed 217 People, Boko Haram Murdered 70 Over Same Period – Nigeria’s New Menace

It is one element of a wider problem of rampant criminality that is either ignored or encouraged by local politicians