June 16, 2014

The West Must Intervene in Nigeria

Olivier Guitta, National Post

The Associated Press

The West cannot afford for any more of Nigeria to be run by jihadists. For example, when Islamists took over major amounts of territory in Mali in late 2012, the French did not hesitate to intervene militarily to dislodge the terrorists from the country. And Nigeria is a much bigger prize than Mali.

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TAGGED: Africa, Boko Haram, Nigeria


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