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“Most of These Young Men Ended Up Killing Their Parents” – The War On #BokoHaram (Part 1)


“Most of these young men ended up killing their parents…their families, their friends. They have a list. They go one after another.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyR0AH-Md7U

How Can Boko Haram Be Stopped? My Article in New African Magazine – @NewAfricanMag


 

The Nigerian military has struggled to have any effect in the face of Boko Haram’s intensifying attacks. But with the right combination of military and non-military, short- and long-term strategies, the militants can be stopped, as Max Siollun explains.

http://newafricanmagazine.com/boko-haram-can-defeated/

 

 

Making Peace with #BokoHaram – #Nigeria


Great panel by the United States Institute for Peace that brought together a diverse audience to role-play and discuss how to end violent extremism in Nigeria.

http://www.usip.org/events/peacegame-peacemaking-in-era-of-violent-extremism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTFzUspTCMY

The Osun-Osogbo Yoruba Festival in Nigeria



https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzlaogGTq02fKfhgf6Ru5k1NrPwfi-4hi

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/sacredjourneys/content/osun-osogbo/

#Nigerian Politics: Church, State, and Mosque


http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21636771-politics-and-religion-make-combustible-electoral-mixture-church-state-and

#Nigerian Mother: “My Baby was Born Under #BokoHaram”


 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30412832

Life Inside #BokoHaram Camps – #Nigeria


Interviews with survivors of Boko Haram attacks and women who escaped from Boko Haram captivity. Some harrowing accounts of kidnapped girls being forced to convert to Islam, being forcefully married off to Boko Haram insurgents, raped or being beaten or used as servants.

When one of the victims, a 15-year-old girl, complained to a Boko Haram commander that she and the other abducted girls were too young for marriage, he pointed at his 5-year-old daughter, and said: “If she got married last year, and is just waiting till puberty for its consummation, how can you at your age be too young to marry?”

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/newshour/newshour_20141027-1533a.mp3?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://features.hrw.org/features/HRW_2014_report/Those_Terrible_Weeks_in_Their_Camp/index.html

What Does #BokoHaram Want?


https://storify.com/forakin/knowledge-expert-contactsalkida-discusses-whatdoes?utm_source=t.co&utm_content=storify-pingback&awesm=sfy.co_dxXT&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter&utm_campaign=

Twitter interview with journalist Ahmad Salkida on Boko Haram. Salkida is an expert on Boko Haram and knew its former leader Mohammed Yusuf. This is a deep and detailed list of posts by Salkida explaining Boko Haram’s ideology and aims (Storify).

‘The Displaced’ – Nigerians Made Refugees in Their Own Country by #BokoHaram


Harrowing documentary about the legions of refugees or “IDPs” (Internally Displaced Persons) in Nigeria who have fled from their homes to get away from areas being attacked by Boko Haram.

Emir Sanusi: Northern #Nigeria Needs Economic “Marshall Plan”


Interview with the new Emir of Kano Muhammed Sanusi II (AKA Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) about the Boko Haram insurgency in northern Nigeria.

Key points made by Sanusi:

  • Islam “preaches education for all adherents”.
  • Marrying young Muslim girls off at a young age is actually a cultural (not Islamic) practice “that is not consistent with the teachings of the (Muslim) religion)”.
  • Poverty level in northern Nigeria provides a fertile breeding ground for militancy. Says the same thing happened in the Niger Delta.
  • Boko Haram insurgency must be tackled via an economic “Marshall Plan” for northern Nigeria.
  • Says insurgency calmed down in Kano because of investment in infrastructure there.
  • “As long as people are gainfully employed they are not likely to jump into the bandwagon of insurgency”.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29221283

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