The escalating security crisis in northern Nigeria has drawn international attention in recent weeks. ACLED has received a number of requests for data on the activity of Boko Haram, and has compiled here some resources for researchers, journalists and other practitioners.
ACLED Nigeria Monadic File (January 1997 – June 1st 2014)

A monadic file for analysing the activity of Boko Haram since 2009 specifically. For a discussion of the difference between monadic and dyadic files, please see the User Guide below.

ACLED Nigeria Dyadic File (January 1997 – June 1st 2014)

A dyadic file for analysing all politically violent activity in Nigeria since 2009. For a discussion of the difference between monadic and dyadic files, please see the User Guide below.

ACLED Guide and FAQs for Media Users

A document which provides an overview of the ACLED project, the structure and content of the data, and addresses frequently asked questions.

Working Paper on Nigeria’s Boko Haram and Uganda’s LRA – Some Parallels

Boko Haram activity in comparative perspective with other violent groups on the continent.

Previous Conflict Trends Reports

The following reports have been published in the past two years, providing analysis of various aspects of Nigeria’s conflict dynamics, and the activity of Boko Haram specifically.

January 2014

November 2013

September 2013

June 2013

May 2013

January 2013

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

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ACLED Resources on Boko Haram
Clionadh Raleigh
Clionadh Raleigh
Executive Director
Prof. Clionadh Raleigh is the Executive Director of ACLED. She is also Senior Professor of Political Geography in the School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex and an external senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Prof. Raleigh holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado. Her primary research interests are the dynamics of conflict and violence, focusing in particular on the role of formal and informal political structures. Additional interests include Africa, political geography, social/political consequences of climate change, and GIS/spatial econometrics.
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