Tuesday 17 January 2012
Nigeria battles Boko Haram as petrol protests rage on
Soldiers stand guard with an armoured vehicle on a road at the resumption of a nationwide strike
Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye
By Paul Nolan

The week of industrial action in Nigeria over the scrapping of an oil subsidy has seen violent clashes between police and strikers. It also coincides with an ongoing terrorist campaign by the islamist group Boko Harem in the north of Nigeria. RFI talked to Marc-Antoine Perouse de Montclos of the French Research Institute for Development about how the government is facing up to the double problem of Boko Haram and the strikes.

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