Hunting Boko Haram

September 9, 2014

FRONTLINE investigates the Nigerian government’s effort to “Bring Back Our Girls” and bring down Boko Haram.

(25:01) FRONTLINE investigates Nigeria's efforts to "Bring Back Our Girls" and fight Boko Haram.



Nigerian Military Has Committed “War Crimes” in Fight Against Boko Haram, says Amnesty Report

The Nigerian military has starved, suffocated and tortured to death more than 8,000 people in its quest to eradicate the terrorist group Boko Haram, according to a scathing new report from Amnesty International.

Report: Boko Haram Has Abducted More Than 2,000 Since Start of ’14

It is now one year since the militant group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from Chibok. We may not know where they are, but a grim report from Amnesty International offers a glimpse into the trials the kidnapped girls may be facing.

Report: Boko Haram Has Claimed More Than 1,000 Lives in 2015

A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that the pace of attacks by the Nigerian extremist group is up over last year, when nearly 4,000 were killed by them.

What Makes Boko Haram’s Atrocities So Hard To Track?

Details about Boko Haram’s recent attacks on villages in northeastern Nigeria have been hard to come by. A researcher for Amnesty International explains why.

Nigeria to Launch “Intensive Investigation” into Alleged Abuses

Nigeria’s top official in the U.S., Ade Adefuye, said the abuses documented by FRONTLINE were “deeply disturbing” and would be investigated.

What Happens When U.S.-Backed Regimes Are Accused of Abuse

U.S. law prohibits funding units who have been “credibly” accused of atrocities. But in practice the law is unevenly applied.

“Innocent People Bear the Brunt” of Nigeria’s Fight with Boko Haram

Nigerian civil-rights activist Shehu Sani on the rise of Boko Haram, and why the homegrown terrorist group is so difficult to defeat.


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