USA Today quotes Africa Center Deputy Director Bronwyn Bruton on the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram:
The Nigerian government’s response has been “so little, so late,” said Bronwyn Bruton, deputy director of the Africa Center at Atlantic Council, an international affairs think tank.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan was silent on the kidnapping for three weeks, only making a public announcement about the situation on Sunday.
Little details have been released on the government’s investigation, Bruton said.
In recent years, the government’s brutal crackdown on Boko Haram members has also resulted in a “huge number” of civilian casualties, and locals do not trust the government or the military, Bruton said.