8 Sep

Bombing in Abuja: On Nigeria’s Boko Haram

Comfort Ero, On the African Peacebuilding Agenda 

The declaration by Boko Haram that it carried out the bomb attacks against the United Nations headquarters in the heavily fortified diplomatic zone of Nigeria’s federal capital, Abuja, has propelled the group into the international arena. The attack on a principal international organisation marks a major departure from the group’s previous targets which have tended to be local, such as police units, churches, banks and bars, as well as assassinations against Muslim clerics who criticised their violent acts.


Photo: UN


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