Update on Security in Nigeria and the Campaign against Boko Haram 

A discussion with:
Ambassador Ayodele Oke, CFR
Director-General, National Intelligence Agency
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Rear Admiral Gabriel E. Okoi
Chief of Defence Intelligence
Federal Republic of Nigeria

Moderated by: 
Dr. J. Peter Pham
Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council


After the Independent National Electoral Commission announced a six-week delay in the scheduled presidential election, the Nigerian military launched a major offensive against Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram with military support from neighboring countries, including Chad, Niger, Cameroon, and Benin. 

Please join the Africa Center on Wednesday, March 11, for a discussion with Ambassador Ayodele Oke, CFR, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He will be joined by Rear Admiral Gabriel E. Okoi, Chief of Defence Intelligence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They will provide an update on the offensive against Boko Haram and assess the current security situation throughout Nigeria in view of the upcoming elections. 


DATE:               Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TIME:                10:00 – 11:30 a.m. 

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

Please note that, due to space limitation, registration for this event will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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