Rachna Shah
May 7, 2017

#BringBackOurGirls: Boko Haram and Nigeria

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Nigeria is fractured by ethnic, economic, and religious cleavages - largely due to British colonization and imposition - with the Northern half of the country being predominantly Muslim, and the Southern half being predominantly Christian.

 

In the North, many are plagued by Boko Haram. Boko Haram ("Against Western Education") has been ranked as the world's deadliest terrorist group, and kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from Borno State (Northeastern Nigeria) in 2014.

 

Quite recently, 82 of those girls were freed. In light of this, it has been brought back to the Western media's attention the challenges that Nigeria faces today. What are your thoughts on this dilemma?

 

(Sources to consider perusing:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-idUSKBN1820P1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/world/africa/nigeria-boko-haram-chibok-girls.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/cover-to-cover-the-chibok-girls/508784/

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2011/06/nigeria-the-cost-of-oil/100082/)

 

 

 

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