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Boko Haram – the other massacre

As so many have pointed out on social media, the massacre at Charlie Hebdo wasn’t the only such horror to take place in recent days. This week reports began to reach the outside world of atrocities in Borno State in northern Nigeria, committed by the Islamist group Boko Haram. It appears that after overrunning a military base in the town of Baga, the militants went on a rampage of burning and killing. Despite what some reports on social media have said, it’s still unknown how many were killed, with guesses ranging from 150 to 2000. So why do we know so little about what’s going on? And why is the Nigerian government doing so little? Continue reading