Instability index at 1.85

The MEA Risk instability index for the week ending 11 November was 1.87, a decrease from the previous week as a result of a reduction of violence in the northeast and in bandit activity in central and northwest Nigeria. The index measures the extent of the instability...

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Presidency and Nigerian army on the defensive over ineffective anti-Boko Haram campaign

President Buhari and the Nigerian military have been under intense pressure on the way the war in the northeast is being prosecuted. Criticism about lack of results on the counter-insurgency front has led both the presidency and defense officials to mount a response highlighting the positive achievements of the army. In its media campaign, the Nigerian Army continues to insist that it is winning...

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