ACSS Assis Malaquias on Voice of America: “Extremism in Nigeria”

By Assis Malaquias
Updated: 08/17/2012

assis-voa_august_17_2012“Nigeria is facing serious threats from extremism,” said US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, visiting Abuja this month as part of a whirlwind Africa trip. The Islamist group Boko Haram operates out of northern Nigeria and continues attacks on civilians. Boko Haram has killed over six hundred fifty people so far this year. How big a threat is extremism in Nigeria? And what help, if any, did Secretary of State Clinton offer in talks with Nigeria’s president?


  • Assis Malaquias: Academic Chair – Defense Economics, Africa Center for Strategic Studies.
  • Leo Keyen: Chief – Hausa language service, Voice of America.

Source: Voice of America