Thursday, January 24, 2013

Boko Haram isn't about economics, it's jihad, says Nigeria president

In an interview with Christiane Amanpour yesterday, President Goodluck Jonathan stated that poverty and economic challenges are not the main drivers of the Boko Haram insurgence in Nigeria suggesting that it is all jihadism.  He described the group as a local terrorist group that if unchecked poses existential threat not only to Nigeria but to other countries in West and central Africa.
Here is the interview:
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