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evalamela | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 26, 2012 at 3:42 AM via web

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What is your response to this article about Boko Haram in Nigeria?


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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted February 26, 2012 at 3:54 AM (Answer #1)

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My response to this is that it shows how important it is to have a good governmental system that can make people feel like they have an equal share in a country.  In Nigeria, the power of Boko Haram seems to be driven in part by the fact that the government is corrupt and can at times be brutal.  When such a situation exists, people are likely to want to put their faith in their "own kind" rather than seeing themselves as part of a larger country.  This leads to this sort of "us against them" violence.

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