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In Nigeria, a Political War Behind the War on Boko Haram

Politicians worldwide often vilify their opponents, and those in Nigeria are no different. As the 2015 elections approach, Nigeria’s two main political parties are blaming each other for the violent Boko Haram insurgency in the north. In the past five years Boko Haram militants have killed thousands of people, and the insurgency appears only to be growing as 2015 elections draw near. More than 2,000 people have been killed this year alone in attacks on markets, military bases, bus...

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