18 New Armed Groups Spring Up in Nigeria

A total of 18 new armed groups have sprung in Nigeria in the last 17 months, according to a report by a crisis-monitoring group. The report puts Nigeria well-ahead of any other African nation, as the country with the fastest-growing number of new armed dissident groups.

In apparent reflection of a poor crisis-management mechanism, the report by the Public Security & Safety Advocacy department of Intersociety shows that in the first 15 months of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, as many as 18 disaffected groups took up arms across the country.

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Source: allafrica.com

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