Saturday, February 25, 2012

Boko Haram: A bleak assessment

A bleak assessment of the possibility of Nigeria swiftly dealing with Boko Haram comes from Dr Raufu Mustapha, from Oxford's Department of International Development.

At a lecture this week he told Nigeria watchers there was little prospect of a settlement with the group.

"How can you negotiate with someone who might kill you for disagreeing with him?" he said.

His direction for remedy; Address the problems that make young educated-but-not-connected men available for recruitment, and provide security and policing that is not totally contemptuous of human rights.

Meanwhile there have been more attacks every day.

A bleak future indeed.

(more on this soon)

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