Nigeria signs $1.2M PR deal to improve image after Boko Haram kidnappings

Protesters march to the presidential villa in Abuja to call for the release of kidnapped schoolgirls

The government of Nigeria has signed a contract worth more than $1.2 million with a Washington DC public relations firm to deal with the fallout from the Boko Haram kidnappings.

In a report in The Hill, documents show that the Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, who is up for re-election in February, is seeking to counter the perception that he has not done enough to combat the Islamic extremists in his country who abducted more than 270 schoolgirls in Chibok in April.

Read more: Nigeria signs $1.2m PR deal to improve image after Boko Haram kidnaps | World news | theguardian.com.

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