An interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan agreed that Boko Haram could pose an existential threat to his country.
“If Boko Haram is not contained, it would be a threat not only to Nigeria, but to West Africa, Central Africa and of course to North Africa,” he said.
“Elements of Boko Haram link up with some of al Qaeda in northern Mali and other North African countries.”
For that reason, he said his government is “totally committed” to working with friendly nations to help contain problems in Mali.
Like many other world leaders, Jonathan said the problem there has been exacerbated by the free flow of weapons out of Libya since the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
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