Nigeria | Justice Department wanted to designate Boko Haram a terror group in 2012
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 12/23/16, 10:30 am
WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice (DOJ) forcefully argued the U.S. government should designate the Nigerian group Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) in January 2012, nearly two years before the State Department finally acknowledged its threat.
Documents obtained by WORLD show some Obama administration officials recognized the militant group’s deadly potential and add weight to still unanswered questions about why the State Department under then-Secretary Hillary Clinton refused to acknowledge the terrorists for what they were, even as their victims multiplied.