April 20, 2018

AFP: US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram

April 18th, 2018

Stephanie Findlay, journalist with AFP, interviewed Yan St-Pierre on how the US urges Nigeria to change tactics against Boko Haram.

“It’s very difficult for the Nigerian army to overturn 50-plus years of a bad reputation,” said Yan St-Pierre, a counter-terrorism specialist at the Modern Security Consulting Group in Berlin. “People are squeezed between a rock and a hard place. Some don’t feel comfortable with the army or Boko Haram,” he said, warning that “if the military doesn’t have popular support basically the insurgents will have it”.

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