The Inside Story on Boko Haram


A series of articles, videos and programmes on Boko Haram outlining the group’s aims and origins. Boko Haram was founded in 2002 by Mohammed Yusuf (who was captured and killed by Nigerian security forces). Yet the group continues to attack, bomb and kill targets including churches, Nigerian police officers and soldiers, and other targets. What does Boko Haram want?

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2011/12/201112278118907580.html

Although the group is referred to in common parlance as “Boko Haram”, it calls itself by an Arabic phrase “jama’atu ahlis sunna lidda’awati wal-jihad”, which translates to “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad”. It believes Nigeria is being ruled by non-believers (even when the country was governed my a Muslim President – Umaru Yar’Adua), and is against western education, dress and modern science.

The rise of Boko Haram:

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/12/27/the_rise_of_boko_haram

Nigerian Churches say Boko Haram attacks are a “declaration of war”:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16350635

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2 responses

  1. Dr. Ekuson Debango | Reply

    Sweetheart, this is a mainly political forum. You will do well in meeting some horny butthead somewhere else. I am just trying to redirect your hunger to the proper website. We, here , are very academic in orientation and we do not play when we get into the meat of our discussions here. We keep it real and we are darn too serious for anything remotely salacious. Thanks for trying anyway. I wish you the best in finding the appropriate mugu elsewhere.Ashawo no bi work o!! Na management bi that o!!

  2. LOL. Ekuson, you are one funny (and cruel!) man! That last “ashawo” comment wins the award for funniest post by a reader on this website! … :-)

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