Nigeria is the latest stop as a congressional delegation, including Congressman Stephen Lynch of Boston, reviews security at high-risk U.S. outposts in Africa.
The trip comes amid the latest wave of violence on the continent, including a recent bombing in Nigeria.
From the Nigerian capital of Abuja, Lynch joins Morning Edition and says the violence comes at an important political moment in Nigeria.
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This segment aired on March 11, 2015.