Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Nigerian north-eastern insecurity.
A renewed round of high-profile attacks by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram faction in the north-east are raising new questions about the long-term security strategy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Pressure has grown on Abuja to act, including calls in the National Assembly for military leadership changes and greater local control of security strategy. Meanwhile, a controversial proposal to speed up the release and reintegration of suspected former fighters, and an apparent leadership tussle within ISWAP, have created new political controversies and uncertainty.