Interview with the Nigerian army’s Director of Public Relations, Major-General Rafael Isa.
He made some very interesting observations. The Boko Haram phenomenon is very complex and is a combination of issues including social and political crises, illegal arms proliferation in Nigeria and west Africa, lack of human intelligence and security consciousness. He also said that contrary to claims that Boko Haram is foreign sponsored, the group draws its membership from Nigerian citizens.
He also revealed that Nigerian troops are receiving counter-terrorism training.