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Boko Haram Increases Deadly Attacks on Civilians in Northern Nigeria

The militant group known as Boko Haram has waged a nearly five-year insurgency in northern Nigeria. The government launched a military offensive against the sect in May 2013, but attacks against civilians have intensified, leading some to wonder what Boko Haram really wants and whether the insurgency has spun out of control.     Boko Haram's response to the now 10-month-long military offensive has included an increase in attacks on civilians. Militants have raided villages,...

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