Monday, July 25, 2011

Why Nigeria's tactics with the militant Boko Haram may not work
20 July 2011

Written by Alex Thurston    

Summary: The Nigerian government's strategy for dealing with Boko Haram is based on its experience with militants in the Niger Delta, but Boko Haram's different grievances means those tactics may not work.

Quote: “If our dear late President Umaru Yar’Adua can restore peace to a more volatile area like the Niger Delta by extending Amnesty to the militants of the region and dialogue with them by resolving most of their grievances amicably,
 I don’t see why we can’t do the same to the Boko Haram.” - Governor-elect (now Governor) Kashim Shettima of Borno State, Nigeria, May 2011

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