Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, February 05, 2016

Contending with violence

Nigeria is threatened by violence all over the country. In the southeast, Biafran terrorists fight against the destruction of the environment and corruption; in the Middle Belt, mobile populations fight over scarce resources; in the northeast, Boko Haram terrorizes everyone; and possible ISIS bombers strike Abuja and Lagos.

And the solutions are… ?

Boko Haram blamed for deadly attack on Nigeria village
At least 50 people are reported to have been killed in north-eastern Nigeria in a gun and bomb attack by suspected Boko Haram militants…

Witnesses said the attackers arrived on motorbikes and in lorries and were wearing military uniforms, Nigerian media reported.

Survivor Alamin Bakura told the Associated Press that he hid in a tree as the attackers struck on Saturday evening.

He said he saw militants firebomb huts and heard the screams of children as people were burned to death. He said several members of his family were among those killed or wounded.

Boko Haram has also been blamed for deadly bomb attacks in neighbouring Chad…

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