Alexis Okeowo discusses the efforts of the Civilian Joint Task Force (C.J.T.F.), a vigilante group taking active measures to combat Boko Haram. C.J.T.F., which has approximately ten thousand fighters, originated in order to expose members of Boko Haram while preventing innocent people from being punished by the Nigerian military as part of its response to Boko Haram attacks. Although consisting primarily of men, women also play an essential role in the Task Force by confronting and searching women suspected of being connected to Boko Haram. In addition to discussing the C.J.T.F. and women’s involvement in it, the author also addresses the underlying issues contributing to vigilantism in the country. Read full article.