May 7, 2013

Bringing down Boko Haram

The armed group continues to fuel instability in Nigeria.
A wanted poster of Imam Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, seen displayed in Maiduguri, Nigeria. AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Is Nigeria any closer to solving its issues with Boko Haram? Since the armed group’s formation more than a decade ago, thousands of civilians have been killed in bombings and attacks. But is the government’s response to fighting domestic terrorism also part of the problem? What’s motivating the continued violence by Boko Haram? Join the conversation at 1930GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Wole Soyinka
Nigerian Writer, Nobel Laureate


Yvonne Ndege @YvonneNdege 
Al Jazeera Correspondent

Omoyele Sowore @YeleSowore
Nigerian Activist

Doyin Okupe @doyinokupe 
Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan

What do you think? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. 

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