By Afro-Middle East Centre

The abduction of 276 schoolgirls from a high school in Chibok, northern Nigeria, and the Nigerian government’s responses, provides insight into the possibilities for resolving the instability currently engulfing Africa’s most populous country.

Following a brief hiatus in the flow of information and delays in attempts to rescue the girls, the two recently-released Boko Haram videos – in which the group claimed responsibility and provided proof of the girls’ capture – have reinvigorated rescue efforts. The government is adopting a two-pronged approach: negotiations with Boko Haram, and a military effort supported by foreign security forces.

As Nigeria enters the New Year under a state of emergency, how worrying is Boko Haram's growing violence? Inside Story discusses with guests: Na'eem Jeenah, Richard Dowden and Isaac Olewale Albert.

As Nigeria enters the New Year under a state of emergency, how worrying is Boko Haram's growing violence? Inside Story discusses with guests: Na'eem Jeenah, Richard Dowden and Isaac Olewale Albert.

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