Urge Secretary Hagel to Address the Underlying Causes of Violence and Extremism in Nigeria
The U.S. government is sending military, intelligence, and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to assist in the effort to rescue the girls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. This is the right response to this crime against humanity. But the United States should also address the root causes of the crisis. Economic desperation and human rights abuses committed by Nigerian security forces have fueled the rise of Boko Haram.
Please join our call for a U.S. response that addresses the underlying causes of violence and extremism in Nigeria.