As news broke that one of the 276 “Chibok girls” had been found wandering in fields after allegedly being released this past week Nigerians gathered to again protest for more to be done to find and rescue the schoolgirls.
After Boko Haram made their presence known back in 2009 the Nigerian government has been criticized for lack of action from those who it has affected the most, the Nigerian population. Recently they have stepped up action to stop the terrorist group and have claimed to have killed several high ranking members.
With this increased action, and the recent demonstrations this week we wanted to know if our Nigerian users thought their government is doing enough to stop Boko Haram. Of 1500 respondents 55% thought enough was being done, while 33% did not. The remaining answered that they did not know.
Overall 70% of the 1300 users who answered the poll were from Lagos, on the southern coast of the country, far removed from the areas of the North where Boko Haram has carried out most of its crimes as shown in the map below published in a BBC News – Africa article in May 2014.
As the 150th day in captivity passes for the remaining girls, and hundreds of residents flee escalating violence at the hands of the terrorist group it remains to be seen if the sentiment about the government’s level of action remains positive.