Akali Omeni

Akali Omeni completed his Ph.D with King’s College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC), Defence Academy of the UK. His research centers on military counter-insurgency (COIN) in Nigeria. He has conducted fieldwork with military units prosecuting joint operations against Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria and militants in the Niger Delta. He has worked with British Army units assisting Nigerian forces in COIN, and have shared his findings with the British Parliament and Cabinet Office. He has a book published with Routledge (forthcoming, 2017): The Military and Counter-insurgency in Nigeria.

Why the Chibok Kidnappings occurred, and what, if anything, the Nigerian Army has done in its aftermath to prevent the repeat of a kidnapping on that scale by Boko Haram.