Nigeria is approximately half Christian and half Muslim, with Boko Haram trying through violence and murder, to impose Sharia law upon the entire nation of 170,000,0000 people. Nigeria is sitting on massive oil reserves, making them Africa's largest producer - another aspect of the equation Boko Haram seeks to control.
The month, fellow African nation, Kenya, faced a horrible, unconscionable terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, where Somali terrorist group al Shabaab heinously executed shoppers who could not recite a verse of the Koran, the book of the Muslim religion. Children were found dead in mall freezers with knives stuck in their bodies. Men and women were tortured, eyes gouged out and limbs removed in the despicable attack.