NigeriaAugust 2012 | Risk Summary
The government of Nigeria has agreed to conduct peace negotiations with Islamist sect Boko Haram with the aim of stopping violent attacks in the country, according to comments made by Minister of Information Labaran Maku on August 18. This comes after members of the militant group expressed a desire to conduct talks with government representatives. President Goodluck Jonathan has openly condemned violent activity by the group and formulated several schemes to deal with the issue, but critics blame him for his failure to control the violence.
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