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12-3-2015 Aminu Wushishi

The Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research
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Date: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Time: 4:30-6:00
Location: Berger Gallery (207 College Hall), Duquesne University
Title: Arms and Explosives in the Mists of Kanuris: A Critical Reflection on the Catastrophic Attacks of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria
Presenter: Dr. Aminu Aliyu Wushishi, Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, Duquesne University
Presentation Details:
Abstract:
Since independence of Nigeria in 1960, there were series of conflicts ranging from ethnic, religious and political crises, which claimed several lives, but the country had never been in such a long traumatic and harrowing conditions of an elongated, unresolved and catastrophic moment than with the emergence of Boko Haram in 2009. There activities are similar to those of other International terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeeda, IS, and Al-Shabab. This paper examines some of these activities, including the killings of about 50 Secondary School students in Damaturu, the Kano Mosque bombing where over 120 people died, and the kidnapping of 276 Chibok Secondary School Girls. Since the beginning of Boko Haram killings in Nigeria, it has been reported by Amnesty International (2015) that over 16,000 people have lost their lives, properties worth billions of Naira have been destroyed, and about 5 million people displaced.
Bio:
Dr. Aminu Aliyu Wushishi is Research Fellow, School of Education, Niger State College of Education in Nigeria, and Visiting Research Scholar with CIQR for Fall 2015. He has written several articles for scholarly journals and contributed chapters in a number of books. His recent contributions were in the following books An Introduction to Education Foundations 1st Edition (2009), Education for Sustainable Development in Nigeria (2010), Parties and Politics in Nigeria 1999-2009 (2010).
All interested faculty, graduate students, and other parties are invited. Refreshments will be served.
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