Human Rights Concerns Limit U.S. Intelligence, Military Aid to Nigeria

The United States is limiting its intelligence and military aid to Nigeria during Boko Haram's deadly insurgency due to concerns over the country's human rights record. Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria in its six-year insurgency and has also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which has created a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria. The United States has shied away from providing Nigeria with real-time information for targeting militants, partly in fear that the Nigerians will use the information to target the wrong people.