04 Sep '12, 9am

Nigeria: Following The Money

September 4, 2012: A major reason for the support Islamic terror group Boko Haram receives in the north is the widespread belief that the Moslem north is not getting its fair share of the oil income. This has always been a contentious issue that has long been kept under control with an informal agreement. For decades, there has been an understanding that Moslems and Christians would alternate as president. That way the Christian south and Moslem north would alternatively have access to most of the oil money. That's because the president and his ministers are best able to steal most of that oil income and share it with their families and tribes. Many Moslems are angry that Goodluck Johnson, who, as vice president, took over when the previous Moslem president died in office, should not be president for a full term. Johnson won a fair election for a full term, with many Mosle...

Full article: http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/nigeria/articles/20120904...

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