Nigeria

War on Boko Haram

Print edition : June 13, 2014

A video released by the Boko Haram on May 12 shows some of the schoolgirls who were kidnapped on April 14 from the town of Chibok in north-eastern Nigeria. Photo: AP

French President Francois Hollande welcoming Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (left) when he arrived to attend the African security summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris on May 17. Photo: GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS

A protest in front of the Nigerian embassy in Washington, D.C., on May 14 demanding the rescue of the schoolgirls. Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP

The West decides to intervene to combat Boko Haram and rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls as the U.S. doubts the Nigerian Army’s ability to mount a successful counterterrorism operation and France fears that the Islamist militant group is posing a threat beyond Nigeria’s borders.
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