The Challenges Facing Nigeria in Its War With Boko Haram

ABC News' Hamish Macdonald reports on the government's complex problem.
1:11 | 05/10/14

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Much of the story about Nigeria today is reported as a Muslim north at a Christian south. But where in the south in a predominantly Muslim community. -- Is peaceful because exist we Christians don't believe -- and Muslims all it is very tightly confined space. That gives you some insight into the dynamic Shiite. All of modern day Nigeria and the fact that this story is not simple -- -- -- around is an Islamist fundamentalist group. In the northeast of the country and -- carry out attacks there and here in the south as well in Abuja just last week as well as a month ago. For the government of this country based in the south based in Abuja it is very difficult to tackle to track down a group like -- around. That is so far away. Complicating this is tribal loyalties as well. Because the tribes that exist in the north may have no loyalty visit to the central government and that makes this whole situation. Even -- Punishment -- ABC news Abuja Nigeria.

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