Drama in Dapchi: Another Nigerian Abduction Story

Apr 02, 2018

The continued abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram across Nigeria raises questions about both the government's competence and its willingness to deal with the rebel group.  On February 19, nearly four years after the abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno State, which sparked...

Nigeria’s Refugees Face Epidemic of Rape and Abuse

Jan 08, 2018

Across Africa, armies and police forces regularly prey on civilians, with women and children enduring the worst abuse. In December 2017, The New York Times exposed its readers to a horrific reality Nigerians have known about for years: the plight of female refugees and survivors from...

Fighting Boko Haram Through Internet and Education

Apr 04, 2017

Refugees fleeing Boko Haram are using the internet for the first time in their lives to further their education. Since its emergence in Nigeria’s northeast in 2002, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has wreaked havoc across the country, leading the government to declare an emergency in...

Diaspora Offers Nigeria Hope in Fight Against Boko Haram

Mar 05, 2016

With many middle-class professionals in the diaspora, Nigeria should look to expats on how to combat Boko Haram. Terrorism is a global phenomenon, but the way it is manifested is regional, local and culturally specific. In Nigeria, Boko Haram has been most deadly in the Muslim north. For some...

Boko Haram: Mocking Goodluck Jonathan’s Government?

May 28, 2014

Nigeria’s war on terrorism is plagued by outdated protocols that need a change to tackle Boko Haram. The terrorist attack by Boko Haram on March 14 is one of the more recent in a number of incidents occurring in northern Nigeria. What sets this attack apart from others is the whole incident...