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The Nigerian government has announced a three-pronged approach to eradicating Boko Haram. Blending a mix of military force, economic investment and political engagement, the Nigerian government hopes to not only rout the terrorist organization’s existing membership, but to prevent continues enlistment. Responsible for a number of church bombings, mass village raids, terror attacks on the capital, and the mass-abduction of more than 240 schoolgirls, Boko Haram is a radical Islamic insurgency bent on establishing a separate Islamic state in Nigeria’s remote northeast. Learn everything you need to know about Boko Haram’s heinous schoolgirl abductions here.

07/05/2014 Nigeria (CodeWit) – The Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the federal government has adopted a three-pronged approach to ensure the safety and security of lives and property particularly in the North-east states where Boko Haram attacks have been prevalent.

Making this known yesterday in London when she briefed the British parliament on the Safe Schools Initiative, the minister said: “We are taking a three-pronged approach to dealing with the various dimensions of crisis, and this includes security, political and economic solutions.

“On the security front, our military men and women are confronting an unprecedented challenge that they were not really trained to confront and so we thank them for their courage and bravery. The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has increased the number of troops that are in the North-east from 15,000 to 20,000.

“Regional cooperation on security has gotten better following a decision by neighbouring countries: Chad, Cameroun, Benin, and Niger, to each contribute a battalion of soldiers, to fight Boko Haram alongside Nigeria.

“President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has accepted offers from the international community for more surveillance, aircraft cover, and equipment that enhances our ability to locate, fight and root out insurgents.”

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