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Talk Africa: Boko Haram 10 years later

Boko Haram has terrorised Nigeria for over 10 years now. How has the group been able to continue its reign of terror for a decade unchecked? And, why has it taken so long to defeat?
Boko Haram has killed, kidnapped, and terrorised Nigerians and the country’s neighbors for a decade now.

The group, founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, was initially non-violent. But around 2009 it began its campaign of terror. In 10 years it has murdered over 30,000 people.

How has Boko Haram been able to continue its reign of terror for a decade unchecked? And, why has it taken so long to defeat?

Beatrice Marshall is joined by Col. Hassan Stan-Labo, Security Consultant and retired Nigerian Army Officer – Lagos, Alkasim Abdulkadir, Head of Media and Communications, Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative – Abuja, Dr Hassan Khannenje – Director The Horn Institute Kenya – Nairobi

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