Nigeria: Force only option yet to stop Boko Haram’s carnage?
Nigeria has been under consistent attacks from suicide bombings and shootings carried out by the country’s Islamist militant group, Boko Haram Islamist sect in recent times, with no signs of a peaceful end to this theatre of violence any time soon.
The sect has not spared any target—be they civilian, the military or the police-- leaving hundreds of people dead and many others wounded.
WADR’s Abuja Correspondent says although the attacks have been largely restricted to northern Nigeria, the wave of fear and insecurity has gripped the entire country.
Some time ago, the government said it was willing to talk with Boko Haram and some contact was initiated but the peaceful option seems to have led nowhere.
In the wake of the stalemate, the indiscriminate violence is continuing, with last weekend’s blood bath at a university in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, when many people lost their lives.
How will the violence end and is dialogue an option?
Frank Sainworla speaks with WADR’s Abuja Correspondent Martins Martins on the level of fear created by the wave of bombings and shootings and failed attempt to start a negotiation process.
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