Nigeria society

A female student stands in a burnt classroom at Maiduguri Experimental School, a private nursery, primary and secondary school burnt by the Islamist group Boko Haram to keep children away from school in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria  May 12, 2012.Nigeria has been so repeatedly afflicted by acts of violence by sectarian groups, as well as Islamist movement Boko Haram, that pouring through news reports, it’s hard to get a handle on the situation. Which regions are worst affected? Who is responsible? And is the problem getting worse?

Helpfully, the Council on Foreign Relations has released it’s Nigeria Security Tracker, which sheds light on the problem. Read more