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Second Wave: Boko Haram Attacks Kano, Nigeria

Extremism in Africa / Research and Visualization

On Friday, January 20, 2012, members of the Islamic terrorist sect Boko Haram carried out a coordinated and deadly assault on eight government office locations throughout Kano, Nigeria, resulting in at least 185 casualties.  While the exact number of deaths is not yet confirmed, this attack at least rivals its November 4, 2011, attack in which over 150 people were killed.  More importantly, this is the second highly-coordinated mass terror attack carried out by Boko Haram in the last three months.

Link to Visualization

Created by researchers Robert Berntsson and Meagan Wilder, the above  link brings you to a chronological visualization of this most recent mass terror event.


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