The use of federal force in crushing opposition may be the greatest threat to the success of Nigeria’s 2015 general election, according to an updated election security threat assessment from the Cleen Foundation. The MacArthur-supported report also identified proliferation of terrorist cell camps into new geographic areas as a major risk factor as the February 2015 election approaches, and outlined opportunities for mitigating risk, including increased engagement by key government institutions, tracking violence hotspots and intensifying effort to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Human Rights & International Justice, Africa, Human Rights, Nigeria