Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, May 04, 2012

Terrorism spreads in Nigeria

Another task on the "to-do" list for the Nigerian government is deterring terrorism. Will it be more successful in that than in its efforts to stop corruption or promote economic growth? What is the capacity of the state?

 Nigeria's Boko Haram militants claim ThisDay attacks
The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has posted a video on YouTube claiming responsibility for the bombing last week of a major newspaper's offices…
A voice-over on the film, which shows the suicide blast in Abuja, threatens further attacks against media groups for committing crimes against Islam.
Boko Haram says it wants to establish Islamic law in Nigeria.
Over the last 20 months its fighters have targeted government institutions, churches, bars and schools across northern Nigeria…

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