Russ Feingold, the former chairman of the United States of America’s Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee on Africa has called for more attention by and the United States on the activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

“Boko Haram’s likely links to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and AQIM’s recent activities in Mali as well as Algeria, show why we (U.S.A) cannot afford to address this national security priority as if it were a compartmentalized country-by-country threat.

“Africa has become a hotbed of terrorist group activity, and potentially poses an immediate logistical threat to Europe and the United States,” Feingold said in a statement.

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The author of the 2012 New York Times bestseller, “While America Sleeps – A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era” pleaded with the members of the U.S Senate Foreign Relations Committee to heed the warning of the United State Outgoing Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton who likened terror threat in Africa, “at this time, to the Al Qaeda threat in Afghanistan, as of September 11, 2011”.


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