I'm joined by Alex Thurston from Miami University of Ohio to talk about Boko Haram in particular and Nigeria in general. Alex is an expert on the Sahel region who writes at several places, but you should definitely check out his Sahel Blog and his books:
Salafism in Nigeria from Columbia University Press
Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement from Princeton University Press
You can also follow him on Twitter.