International Business Times quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on Boko Haram’s recent suicide bombing and its increased use of terrorist tactics:

“We should not forget that Boko Haram is both an insurgency which has achieved at least loose territorial dominion over wide swaths of northeastern Nigeria and parts of neighboring countries as well as a terrorist group,” said Peter Pham, head of the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center.


“It is not surprising, since it has come under conventional military pressure in recent weeks, especially from Chadian and Nigerian forces, that it would resort to terrorist and other asymmetric tactics, both against military and civilian targets,” Pham said.

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