Nigeria

Since 2009, Boko Haram has been leading a jihadist insurgency in the northeastern states of Nigeria that is now spilling over Nigeria’s borders. As the security situation worsens, Nigeria’s many social, economic, and political challenges are likely to grow. Current interventions and networks are not proving adequate in the face of the rapidly escalating crisis. 

On Tuesday, June 17, PSFG held an expert tele-briefing with Dr. Ian Linden, Senior Advisor, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, and Andreas Hipple, Senior Program Advisor, GHR Foundation, on Boko Haram’s ideology and the wider political and religious Nigerian situation. The briefing shed light on the complex and sensitive landscape in Nigeria, and identified some key issues and themes that give grounds for optimism for those looking to work with Nigerians to secure a more positive future for their country.

A recording of the briefing is available for PSFG members. To request a copy of the recording, members should contact Rachel LaForgia

Resources:
Background on Nigeria and Boko Haram
Why Do Youth Join Boko Haram?