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People Demand Protection From Their Police
The Boko Haram violence (which has left over 1,600 dead in the last three years) has caused a national uproar over the general lack of law and order throughout the country and the continuing government corruption that is at the core of all that is wrong in the country
the Militias Are Massing
The army is providing equipment and advice to churches and mosques to assist in defeating terror attacks. Off the coast of the Niger River Delta, attacks on service boats (for offshore wells) are increasingly common. But the menace of Boko Haram continues to be the main focus for all Nigerians and observers.
Please Don't Fight back
The U.S. has offered Nigeria assistance in going after drug smuggling and distribution gangs. Nigeria has accepted, in part because al Qaeda, and possibly Boko Haram, have become allies of the drug gangs. This was not done because the Islamic radicals approve of drugs (they don't, officially) but because it’s a quick way to obtain lots of cash to finance terrorist
War on Christians Escalates
Boko Haram related violence has left over 700 dead so far this year. Boko Haram keeps warning Christians to either convert to Islam or die. Moslem and Christian leaders are giving more speeches about avoiding religious warfare. The Christians in the south have restrained themselves and not retaliated (much) against their Moslem minority. But in the north???