Nigeria: Boko Haram now major threat says Wole Soyinka
2 May 2014 Last updated at 21:19 BST
The Nigerian government has come under a great deal of criticism over its handling of the Boko Haram threat.
Nobel Prize winner Professor Wole Soyinka is the country's foremost writer and social commentator.
Peter Okwoche asked him why the government seems so helpless.