Once a force for good, Nigeria's military, through militias, crosses border into darkness

The Nigerian military has sporadically tried to halt Boko Haram’s advance and had been regarded as a force for good. But now, as PBS FRONTLINE’s documentary, “Hunting Boko Haram,” chronicles in dozens of witness testimonials, video documentation and interviews how Nigeria’s armed forces have crossed a boundary into darkness. As the raiser of militia groups under the two-year-old “Operation Flush,” Nigeria’s army has trained, paid and haphazardly armed an amateur military that has become as deadly and feared a force as Boko Haram itself.

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