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Loco Boko
Another Kidnapping Rocks Nigeria
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  • Anthony

    “…the whole region will be in worse shape if prosperous and often promising Nigeria drifts closer to failure than it already has.”

    A component of Weberian theory remains that the strength of a state is measured by its ability to make and enforce rules over a defined territory. Obviously, Boko Haram takes advantage of Nigerian state inability to project physical control over long distances (as Boko Haram appears to be centered in Muslim North). Similarly, if as post states, Boko Haram’s incursions (ambitions) are probably facilitated by state weakness in neighboring countries. To that end, how does region buttress state capacity going forward.

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