May 6, 2014

Why the War on Boko Haram Matters

Peter Bergen & Bailey Cahall, CNN

The Associated Press

There is no doubt that Boko Haram is a growing threat to Nigerians, but to what extent is it also a threat to Western interests? So far not much, although that could change. In the 12 years since its creation, Boko Haram has attacked an international target only once, when it bombed the United Nations office in the Nigerian capital Abuja in August 2011.

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TAGGED: Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria, Boko Haram, Africa


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