May 14, 2014

Why Boko Haram Might Be Unstoppable

David Francis, Fiscal Times

The Associated Press

The Nigerian government blinked today in its standoff with Boko Haram, agreeing to talks with the group in an effort to get back 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria three weeks ago. It’s another sign of weakness by the Nigerian government. So far, the government and the military have appeared feckless, unable to locate the girls in the short-term and powerless to stop the rise of the group over the last 4 years. The reason the group is so difficult to stop is simple: its members simply have nothing to lose.

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