The Nigerian Military and the Hypocrisy of #BringBackOurGirls

In September Frontline released a devastating expose of the abuses of the Nigerian military in the course of its campaign against Boko Haram. The footage of mass executions and the like is horrifying. However, the short documentary only obliquely alludes to the longstanding close collaboration between the Pentagon and Nigeria’s armed forces. These ties make nonsense of the posture of humanitarian concern conveyed by the #bringbackourgirls meme. 

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