Immaculée Affognon was guest presenter for ASE’s weekly academic research seminar this Tuesday, February 28 at the ASE campus. Her presentation shows how Nigeria faced the Boko Haram crisis between 2009 and 2015. For the researcher, the impact of the crisis was not discernible at the federal level but only at the local government level. Her study also presented the views of numerous other researchers on this question.

Considering this information, Immaculée argued that government policy on Boko Haram has to be redirected to the people that have been attacked, rather than focusing on federal or local governments. The major policy of the previous government was to finance local communities so that they could redistribute these funds to the people affected by the conflict.

“There is a need to finance people at a lower level to directly reach people who are really in need”, Immaculée declared.

Regarding the involvement of other countries, Immaculée stated it is necessary to take other variables into consideration to measure their impact on antiterrorist activities.