World Magazine quotes Africa Center Director J. Peter Pham on why Boko Haram isn’t yet defeated despite its recent release of hundreds of women and children in a single week:

“We are not getting reports of large numbers of Boko Haram being captured,” J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Washington-based Atlantic Council, told The Daily Beast. “They kept their prisoners as long as they could, and the fighters are slinking away.”

Especially since Boko Haram’s leader has pledged allegiance to ISIS, Pham said the group should still be considered an insurgency: “And they can evolve very quickly into a terrorist organization.”

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