The Impending Balkanization of Nigeria?

Balkanization has been frequently invoked to describe or predict the fragmentation of geopolitical regions beyond the scope of the Balkans. Recently, there have been forecasts of the impending Balkanization of Nigeria. Throughout 2013, the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram successfully carried out a slew of bombings and mass murders throughout Nigeria, inciting fear amongst the population and exacerbating ethnic and religious tensions.

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