Change and Continuity in the Boko Haram Crisis: Recent Developments in Nigeria's Northeast and Prospects Ahead
Mausi Segun, Nigeria Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Chair: Dr Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Associate Professor of African Politics, University of Oxford
The Islamist insurgency in Nigeria’s restive northeast continues unabated, despite increased pressure on the group in 2015, including from Nigeria’s neighbours, and progress in some areas. The regional Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), though heralded internationally, is yet to make a sustained impact. In recent weeks, there has been a surge in Boko Haram attacks on Nigeria’s military and civilians, and over 2.1 million people have been displaced in Nigeria because of the violence.
At this event, Mausi Segun will discuss her recent research in northeastern Nigeria, examining the current context under a new government, with particular reference to internally displaced persons (IDPs), treatment of returned abductees, livelihoods in the region and the role of the Nigerian army.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.