Stability and Human Rights in Nigeria: Latest Updates from the Field

A discussion with:
Chom Bagu
Country Director, Nigeria
Search for Common Ground

Mausi Segun
Nigeria Researcher and Analyst
Human Rights Watch

Moderated by:
Jennifer Cooke
Director, Africa Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Introduction by:
Bronwyn Bruton
Deputy Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), and Human Rights Watch (HRW) on November 12 for a discussion with SFCG Nigeria Country Director Chom Bagu and HRW Nigeria Researcher and Analyst Mausi Segun.  

Nigeria confronts a number of critical security challenges as it heads into national elections in February 2015. In the last year, security in the country’s north east has deteriorated badly, with Boko Haram unleashing a series of brutal attacks, mass killings, and kidnappings that have garnered global attention. At the same time the country maintains a fragile amnesty with militant groups in the country’s Niger Delta, and faces recurring sectarian violence in the country’s middle belt.  As politicians gear up for what is likely to be one of Nigeria’s most contested and controversial elections, there is a very real possibility of worsening violence and deepening division.

DATE:               Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TIME:                Registration: 3:15 pm.
                        Program: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:       Atlantic Council
                        1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                        Washington, DC 20005

This event is on-the-record and open for press coverage; members of the media should contact to register.