The rise and evolution of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

Roles involved: Data, reporting, design and web implementation

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May 2015

Boko Haram is one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. People died as a result of the group’s activities in Nigeria. An analysis of attacks reveals three distinct shifts as Boko Haram evolved from a small jihadist group to a deadly terrorist organization.

We gathered data, did the analysis, interviewed various experts on the issue and put together the interactive.

Animations show how the attacks unfolded during the three phases in three maps. One of them is shown below: