Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian insurgency group Boko Haram, has resurfaced in a YouTube video insisting on the release of the Chibok schoolgirls only if the Nigerian government agrees to a prisoner swap. I believe with high confidence that, due to a faction war currently taking place within Boko Haram and now the willingness to negotiate with the Nigerian government, Boko Haram is not growing stronger.
Over 100 students majoring in a variety of subjects attended the first two meetings of the year hosted by the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief. Nearly 70 came on Wednesday, August 31, in room 300 of the Coastal Science Center, to attend CIB’s inaugural meeting for the 2016-2017 academic year. Another 50 returned for the group’s second meeting on September 7 at the same location.