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Vol 51 No 1

Published 8th January 2010


Nigeria

A khaki option on the table

Nigeria’s military, though much diminished, still sees itself as the last truly national institution and the final custodian of the state. If the current crisis unravels, senior officers are likely to intervene, possibly with a nominal civilian head. Officers may try to justify such action by arguing that they would prepare for elections and deal with extremism in the Niger Delta and the north.

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