Washington D.C., Jun 12, 2016 / 15:52 pm
Nigeria is a ticking time bomb, with violence and discrimination threatening to tear the country apart and spread its existing refugee crisis throughout the region, a new report claims.
"Nigeria is a country on the verge of fracturing along religious fault lines," stated a report "Nigeria: Fractured and Forgotten" released by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative June 8.
"What is unfolding in Northern and Central Nigeria is one of the worst, most neglected humanitarian crises in the world," Elijah Brown, executive vice president of the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, stated at the Heritage Foundation on June 9, introducing the report.
Attacks on villages and schools by the terror group Boko Haram– most known for its April 2014 abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok – have displaced millions in the last few years. Other problems that have arisen are attacks by militants of the Fulani herdsmen in the fertile Middle Belt region, destroying entire villages.