New Front in Nigeria

If the Nigerian government isn’t up to the job, expect the United States to take a greater interest in counterterrorism operations there.”

 

“If Nigeria can’t get control of this brewing sectarian war, however, the United States might opt for more direct involvement. For instance, U.S. Special Forces could eventually be used beyond their current training capacity, or the United States could decide to directly target Boko Haram’s leadership.”

 

“To Nigerian Christians in areas with a strong Boko Haram presence, it seemed that the state was incapable of providing them with security.”

 

“Violence between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria is drawing the country ever closer to a religious war.”

 

“In line with Boko Haram’s tactical evolution, it has frequently employed suicide bombings in its onslaught against Christian targets.”

 

“Boko Haram was the target of violent suppression in July 2009 when its founder, Mohammed Yusuf, was summarily executed by Nigerian security forces following his capture that month, and roughly 800 members of the sect were killed, according to Nigerian military estimates.”

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