March 12, 2015
Pham on the Efforts to Locate Boko Haram's Leader
"Senior Nigerian security officials with whom I have spoken make no secret of their desire and that of their allies to target Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau," said J. Peter Pham, director of the Atlantic Council's Africa Center.
Whether the multinational force can find him and kill him remains uncertain, but the 8.700-man fighting force has had recent success in liberating villages that had been controlled by Boko Haram for years. "They've had more success in the past three weeks than they've had in the past three years," said Peter Pham.