Over 40 shot dead at Nigerian mosque by suspected Boko Haram gunmen: What’s behind this latest attack?


2013-08-13 Vatican Radio

Moré believes it was “inevitable” that these new vigilante groups would eventually “emerge as targets” for Boko Haram militants, especially as they’ve received “a lot of support” from the government.  As with any vigilante group, Moré believes there is a danger that “further down the line”  these groups could sometimes be tempted to  take matters too much into their own hands.  But right now, he says,  the Nigerian government “needs any assistance it can get … and having visible civilian support against Boko Haram makes the government look good.”