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Boko Haram Violence Tests Nigerians’ Faith in Buhari

In the past week, Boko Haram militants have slaughtered villagers and bombed churches and mosques across Nigeria’s north, challenging the new president’s promises to stem the six-year insurgency and testing Nigerians’ faith in his ability to do so. As a candidate, Muhammadu Buhari campaigned on ending the Boko Haram insurgency. But since he became president May 29, the extremist group has shown no sign of abating. Within the past week, its militants laid siege to a village outside the...

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