Metro Boko Haram Insurgency Exposes Nigeria's Extreme Economic Inequality - Globe and Mail


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When the first bomb exploded at dawn, it shook the ceiling and floor and the shabby furniture in Alice Mayaki’s small cluttered house. Crying and trembling, she rushed outside and saw dozens of dead bodies.

Two weeks later, another bomb exploded in almost exactly the same spot. More than 90 people were killed in the two blasts. “Everyone is afraid,” Ms. Mayaki says. “I don’t go into town. Should I go, or should I not go? Life is very dangerous now.”

Abuja, the Nigerian capital, is the city of the big men: the politicians who control the enormous oil wealth and state resources of Africa’s biggest economy. But when the Boko Haram rebellion came to the capital this year, the big men were safely protected by guards and checkpoints. The explosions hit the migrant workers in the slums as they queued for their morning buses.

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I don't get it....
Me neither. I understand what the writer's trying to do though, but Boko Haram didn't expose anything that wasn't already glaring. If the title had been something like, "How Boko Haram's Unwitting Target Ends Up Being Poor Nigerians," I would understand. Hehe.
(Where the use of the word 'unwitting' is seriously debatable)


Yes, but we already knew that, didn't we? I know I did. Boko Haram didn't unearth any classist mysteries for me to gape over.