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December 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

France 24 Quotes Kendhammer Post on Boko Haram Finances

France 24 quotes a Twitter post by Dr. Brandon Kendhammer, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences, in a story about the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, recently designated a terrorist organization by the United States.

Dr. Brendon Kendhammer

Dr. Brendon Kendhammer

Very little is known about the finances of the shadowy regional jihadist groups. Many experts believe local bank robberies provide Boko Haram with its main funding source. In a Twitter posting on Thursday, Brandon Kendhammer, a political science professor at Ohio University, wryly noted, “Most intel I’ve seen suggests that Boko Haram’s money is already in Nigerian banks…waiting to be stolen.”

Read the France 24 article. Launched in December 2006, FRANCE 24 is a leading 24/7 international news channel. Its mission is to cover international current events from a French perspective and to convey French values throughout the world.

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