Since independence, Nigeria has been a fractured country. Multiple ethnicities and languages, and a sharp divide between Muslim and Christian majorities in the north and south. Not to mention plenty of corruption, oil to argue over, dealing with the IMF….yadda yadda. I don’t profess to have ever visited, but I find the whole situation pretty interesting. So with petrol price riots (seemingly?) combining with sectarian violence (Boko Haram in the north, and what appears to be knock-on attacks on mosques and other Muslim targets in the south), I banged out some features for SBS today. First an LVO (unfortunately requiring a little more file footage than was ideal; the agencies had filed very little when we wanted it up by the lunchtime rush), then an attempt at mapping the main events since the start of the year.
Below, a good old Google Map with an attempt at rounding up what’s happened where since New Year’s Day. Let’s hope this ends well for Nigerians.