John Campbell

Africa in Transition

Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.

Boko Haram Splits?

by John Campbell Thursday, July 21, 2011

The press is reporting that Yusufiyya Islamic Movement (YIM) distributed leaflets widely in Maiduguri on July 19 denouncing other Boko Haram factions as “evil.” The authors of the leaflet, asserting the legacy of founder Mohammed Yusuf, distanced themselves from attacks on civilians and on houses of worship. It said it would suspend its military operations during the month of Ramadan, which starts August 1. Read more »