Boko Haram: Islamist Insurgency in Nigeria

Boko Haram Islamic Insurgency in Nigeria 

The militant group Boko Haram has escalated its campaign of terror in northern Nigeria. Last year the Islamist fighters abducted nearly 300 school girls. Early this month they massacred hundreds in a border town near Chad in what Amnesty International says might be the group’s “deadliest act” so far. This week soldiers in the neighboring nation of Cameroon fought off a Boko Haram raid, raising fears of regional instability. The Nigerian government has been unable to quell the violence. Diane Rehm Show of January 14, 2015 discusses Boko Haram, the roots of the insurgency and what can be done.

And, also, listen to Adotei Akwei of Amenesty International on “All Things Considered,” January 16, 2015

http://www.npr.org/2015/01/16/377780839/satellite-photos-reveal-wider-destruction-in-nigeria

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