Atta Barkindo

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, PhD Candidate

Fr. Atta Barkindo, is a PhD research student at the Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is a Research Fellow for Open Doors International based in the Netherlands and a Fellow of The Global Initiative on Civil Society and Conflict, (GICSC), University of South Florida, USA. His current PhD research is on History, Memory and Resistance in North-Eastern Nigeria with Boko Haram as a case Study. Email:



Boko Haram: Ideology, Ethnicity and Identity

As Boko Haram continues its fight in northern Nigeria, Atta Barkindo examines the cultural and ethnic ties of the insurgency. He argues that the group’s ideology is ultimately religiously focused, but draws on deep ethnic and cultural roots to recruit members and sustain its momentum.

Atta Barkindo

29 Sep 2014

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