Why has the Nigerian army been unable to contain or eradicate Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, which consistently burns villages and churches, killing and kidnapping Muslims and non-Muslims alike? One indicator of the worsening security crisis is that community vigilantes … Continued
Three days before the Paris attack which targeted the satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, Boko Haram, an Islamist group massacred people in Baga, a town in northeastern Nigeria. The exact number of people killed is not … Continued
We believe that Boko Haram has succeeded in its evil acts mainly due to the larger political culture that plagues and destabilizes Nigeria.
We gather here to demand the safe and unconditional return of the kidnapped girls to their families so they can continue their education. Education is a human rights issue; it should never be denied to anyone. We unequivocally call on … Continued
AFJN and other groups are holding a vigil on May 9 in solidarity with the abducted girls of Nigeria. Join us tomorrow in DC! Joint Statement in Support and Solidarity with the Abducted Girls of the Government Girls School, Chibok, Nigeria May … Continued
We are encouraged by the US Justice Department announcement, made on March 5, 2014, about the asset freeze of “$458 million in corruption proceeds hidden in bank accounts around the world by former Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha and conspirators” under the Kleptocracy … Continued
By Aniedi Okure, Executive Director This article was first published in our July-September Newsletter. On September 12, 2012 Aniedi Okure made a presentation at International Religious Freedom Conference: An Imperative for Peace and the Common Good. The following is a … Continued