March 13, 2015
Pham on Boko Haram, ISIS, and the Upcoming Nigerian Elections
This new alliance, and the possibility of foreign support for Boko Haram, is bad news for Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, who is running for reelection. J. Peter Pham, director of the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, told the Associated Press that militants struggling to enter places like Syria and Iraq, may instead travel to West Africa. In the audio recording, the Islamic State spokesman called on Muslim volunteers to do just that.