Forced, Stigmatized and Misunderstood: Almajirai and Boko Haram beyond the Victim-Perpetrator Binary

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An article on social outcasts and accusations that they drive Boko Haram's insurgency--despite many of these young boys being victims in an "almajiri" system long overdue for an overhaul in Nigeria.

Period22 Jun 2020

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  • TitleForced, Stigmatized and Misunderstood: Almajirai and Boko Haram beyond the Victim-Perpetrator Binary
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Republic
    Media typeWeb
    Date22/06/20
    DescriptionExcerpt from article, which I wrote for the Republic:
    "Widespread begging within almajiranci, combined with lower prospects for alms-giving due to a constrained local economy, leads to almajirai being out on the streets for longer. This, in turn, leaves them vulnerable and prone to exploitation by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram."
    URLhttps://republic.com.ng/june-july-2020/forced-stigmatized-and-misunderstood/
    PersonsAkali Omeni