Boko Haram, Islamic sectarian movement founded in 2002 in northeastern Nigeria. Since 2009 the group has carried out large-scale acts of violence. In 2015 the group began calling itself Islamic State in West Africa; later, after a split, one faction kept that name while the other reverted back to the original name Boko Haram, voluit Jama'atu ahlis sunna lidda'awati wal-jihad (Arabisch: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد, jama'atu ahli s-sunna li-d-da'awati wa-l-jihad), te vertalen als 'Mensen die toegewijd zijn aan de verbreiding van het woord van de profeet en de jihad', is een terreurorganisatie in Nigeria, die naar de strikte toepassing van de sharia in het hele land streeft Boko Haram has kidnapped large amounts of young children on several occasions. This has led to Boko Haram members physically, psychologically and sexually abusing them, using and selling them as sex slaves and/or brides of forced marriages with their fighters. - the most famous example being the Chibok kidnapping in 2014 Boko Haram has been applying these tactics in Bohoma and beyond, a pattern emulated by ISWAP. These developments were also facilitated by the fact that these groups de facto dominate parts of the Lake Chad region. ISWAP has existed there as a proto-state state since 2017
Boko Haram is an ISIS-aligned jihadist group based in Nigeria. For years, Boko Haram has been conducting a lethal jihadist insurgency in the country's north to drive out government forces and establish an Islamic state. This comprehensive report examines Boko Haram's extremist rhetoric, leadership, and history of violent activities and Niger. By some estimates Boko Haram has killed more than 15,200 people since 2011, including over 950 in 2017. The conflict has sparked a major humanitarian emergency, with more than 2.4 million people in the region displaced. Boko Haram has attracted international headlines with its brutal tactics and targeting of civilians, including th Boko Haram fighters killed six Chadian soldiers in the Lake Chad region, where deadly jihadist attacks against civilians and security forces are on the rise, the army said Tuesday.. Security experts say Boko Haram, which originated in Nigeria in 2009, has established bases on islets dotting Lake Chad, a vast swampy expanse in the border region straddled by Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and Cameroon Using Boko Haram activities in the Lake Chad region, I question the conventional arguments linking religion to the root cause of terrorism. I argue that there is an economic dimension of Boko Haram terrorism, which is based on two interrelated indicators: the attack on the Nigerian oil exploration team in the Lake Chad basin, and the continuous exploitation of oil and gas by Chad, Niger, and. Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari came to power promising to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency and end the insecurity in Nigeria's restive northeastern region
Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants The region's population is young, but hungry and without opportunities. In the central Nigerien town of Maradi, Boko Haram said that if you ran away, they would kill you Why Boko Haram activities, crime are rising in northeast - Group Available data revealed that the northeast region has the lowest developmental indices when compared to the rest of Nigeria. Fanatical Abubakar Shekau - who heads ISIS African franchise Boko Haram - claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 300 boys from a school in Nigeria's northwest region last week. 1
Boko Haram terrorists sparked an Islamic insurgency in northern Nigeria in 2009. Since then, the jihadi group has perpetrated mass kidnappings and massacres as part of a larger effort to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region At least two persons have been killed in Zigouagué, Far North Region of Cameroon, following a deadly attack carried out by suspected elements of the Boko Haram group. The attack occured on Monday, January 25 as armed men stormed the locality, burning down houses and property before shooting down a student who was returning from school and a community leader, His Majesty Modou Cheriou The Chief of Defence Staff, Lt General Lucky Irabor has said the lack of a good road network in Borno State has contributed to the long road to ending the Boko Haram insurgency in the region At least 14 people have been killed in a Boko Haram attack in northern Cameroon, The overnight attack took place in the town of Mozogo, in Cameroon's Far North region. The jihadist group in recent. Lake Chad region: Boko Haram's Renewed Campaign Sparks Sharp Rise in Civilian Deaths. Amnesty International September 5, 2017. Nigeria and the Hunt for Oil in Boko Haram's Heartland
Boko Haram militants have killed 14 people in an overnight attack in the town of Mozogo, in Cameroon's Far North region. The jihadist group has in recent days staged several attacks in the same. The group controlled vast swathes of the region in 2015 but were pushed back. But Boko Haram still conducts deadly attacks and ambushes on civilians and the military Governments in the Lake Chad region must consider both Boko Haram and Covid-19 as deadly foes, not allowing increased pressure on one to distract from the other. Both must be confronted at the same time. Furthermore, Boko Haram's violence may affect health interventions in the most remote areas of the Lake Chad region
Cameroon's Far North Region is grappling with deadly incursions from neighbouring Nigeria, where an armed uprising launched by Boko Haram in 2009 has killed tens of thousands of people Chad Army. The Chadian army said Thursday it had wound up an offensive against Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad border region in which 52 troops and 1,000 jihadists were killed The region's soft sand is ideal for hiding improvised explosive devices, Boko Haram released a video where they showed veiled girls they claimed were Chibok girls saying they would never return Boko Haram: Military operation might have helped some Chibok girls escape - Irabor. said those who recently escaped might have benefited from ongoing raids in Borno and the Lake Chad region
Nigerian troops have killed 75 Boko Haram militants in 17 encounters in the restive northeast region in June, an official said on Sunday. John Enenche, spokesman for the Nigerian military, said in a statement that the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, while causing high casualties on the Boko Haram, also have rescued 35 captives from the militants, including 18 women and 16 children, in the. In the last two weeks, Boko Haram has intensified attacks in the region on highway, villages and farms targeting mainly civilians, according to security reports. Related Boko Haram abducts 17 fishermen in Cameroon's Far North region Suspected members of the hardline Islamist group Boko Haram attacked a school in Damaturu, Nigeria, early Tuesday morning, burning or shooting 29 boys, but sparing the female students, news.
The violent rise and resilience of the jihadist group Boko Haram in the Lake Chad basin since 2009 poses enormous security, humanitarian and governance challenges. A heavy-handed or solely military response will not bring peace and may be counter-productive. As one of the few organisations with field-based expertise in the greater Sahel and on all four countries caught up in the insurgency. The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has raised the alarm on Boko Haram/Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists' recruitment drive in the Lake Chad region to replace its. . John Enenche, spokesman for the Nigerian military, said in a statement that the airstrike
Boko is a Hausa word meaning fake, used to refer to secular Western education, and haram is forbidden in Arabic. The group's real name is Jamā'atu Ahli is-Sunnah lid-Da'wati wal-Jihād , meaning Group of the People of Sunnah for Dawa and Jihad, and its stated purpose is to eradicate Western culture, from education to behaviour, favouring an entrenchment of Islamist. At least 28 members of the Boko Haram were killed Saturday in Gujba, Yobe State, in an encounter with soldiers, the Nigerian military said on Sunday. One soldier was also killed in the encounter.
Boko Haram started an armed rebellion against the Nigerian government in 2009. Their activities have included suicide bombings and the kidnapping of female students from a college in Chibok in 2014 The Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009, when the jihadist group Boko Haram started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. The conflict takes place within the context of long-standing issues of religious violence between Nigeria's Muslim and Christian communities, and the insurgents' ultimate aim is to establish an Islamic state in the region In May 2014, Cameroon declared war on Boko Haram at the Paris Summit. Since then, Boko Haram has intensified its activities in the Far North Region of the country, making Cameroon the second most targeted country, in terms of attacks, by the sect. Hans De Marie Heungoup, Cameroon analyst at the International Crisis Group, provides insights on the rise of Boko Haram in Cameroon, the stakes for.
This article attempts to shed light on the challenges confronting relevant actors (state and non-state) in countering the threat of terrorism recruitment by focusing on the Boko Haram terrorist organization, whose presence and activities threaten the security of the Lake Chad region. The article uses a qualitative research technique combining key informant interviews with stakeholders familiar. To prevent the resurgence of Boko Haram, the Nigerian government needs to invest heavily in human development, especially in the northeast region, to address the key drivers of the insurgency such as poverty, marginalisation, and other vulnerabilities that extremist ideologues have exploited in their pursuit of recruitment and radicalisation Boko Haram, deploying thousands of troops to the north-east region. While Boko Haram's advance into the main towns in the north-east has been checked, the security forces have limited capacity to control rural areas. The armed force's ability to defeat the group has been undermined by a lack o Boko Haram kidnaps 40 loggers and kills three in north-east Nigeria. Sub-Saharan Africa named riskiest investment region due to violence. Published: 11 Dec 2020
Boko Haram could have a disastrous impact on Nigeria's economy. In May, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency in three states at the northeastern tip of Nigeria. On August 10-11, an attack on a mosque in the state of Maiduguri left 56 people dead — Boko Haram is largely believed to have been responsible Boko Haram, known for mass kidnappings, bombings, and other acts of terrorism, remains an enduring threat to northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin Over the past few years, internal wrangling has been a feature of the Boko Haram group. This report examines the recent leadership split within the ISIS-aligned Nigerian 'terrorist' group, highlighting the reason(s) behind the feud and its implications for the future of Islamic jihadism in the region Kidnapped as Schoolgirls by Boko Haram: Here They Are Now. The New York Times met and photographed dozens of the students abducted by Boko Haram. Now at a university, they say they are the lucky ones Tens of thousands of people are going hungry in the west African region where Boko Haram militants are active, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the region said at a news conference on Friday. About 65,000 people are in a catastrophe or phase 5 situation according to a food security assessment by the IPC, the recognised classification system used to declare famines
Boko Haram, the vicious jihadist group carrying out attacks in northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, hasn't received the media and diplomatic attention that al-Qaeda and ISIS get In recent months, Boko Haram has expanded attacks against government forces to the Damboa triangle, a region to the immediate southwest of Maiduguri. The Nigerian government's response, by contrast, has been characteristically reactive and heavy-handed
This has made these communities soft targets for Boko Haram. Without better and sustained coordination among the governments in the region and through the Multinational Joint Task Force, Cameroon will likely see the Boko Haram threat continue to expand This December 13 tweet reads: In the Diffa region of Toumour, Niger, the terrorist attack attributed to Boko Haram (very active in the area) leaves a city in ruins, bearing the stigma of an unrighteous incursion. Now, calm has returned to the village. But we lost everything Niger: UN gravely concerned for safety of refugees, following Boko Haram attack . UNICEF/Vincent Tremeau. Children at an informal settlement for people displaced by Boko Haram violence in Diffa region, south-east Niger. (file photo) 15 December 2020. Peace and Security Boko Haram abducted the entire village of Mafa, including Fatima, 21, who escaped after nearly a year in captivity. They cut off a man's head and threw it away from his body, she says
. Background. The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is a joint military effort created by countries of the Chad Basin - Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Benin (without sending military forces) to fight Boko Haram and the ISIS affiliate - West African Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), which threaten the stability of these countries and the entire region Members of the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Force patrol on the outskirt of Mosogo in the far north region of the country where Boko Haram jihadists have been active since 2013, on March 21, 2019 Boko Haram's total membership is estimated at around 1500, with members originating chiefly from north eastern Nigeria and neighbouring regions. Recruitment and funding Recruits are drawn by Boko Haram's ability to provide economic prospects for its members and to avoid persecution by the group Rebels from the Boko Haram extremist group claimed responsibility Tuesday for abducting hundreds of boys from a school in Nigeria's northern Katsina State last week in one of the largest such.
A terrorist Organisation in Nigeria called Boko Haram has been disturbing the North Eastern region of Nigeria by killing and attacking villagers in the region. The rise of Boko Haram is mainly due to the failure of the Nigerian government to improve the economic conditions of the people in the region (New York) - The Islamist armed group Boko Haram used apparent child suicide bombers in an unlawful attack on a site for displaced people in the Far North region of Cameroon, Human Rights Watch. To improve the security response to the Boko Haram threat To the government of Cameroon: 9. Cut off Boko Haram funding sources while closely monitoring the livestock mar-ket in the Far North and economic activity in the Lake Chad region. 10. Block Boko Haram recruitment: a) by improving cooperation between the Cameroonian armed forces and th
The bold experiment is proving attractive, but comes fraught with dangers. In mid-December 2016, in rural Diffa region on Niger's southern border with Nigeria, fourteen men gave themselves up to authorities. The group said that they were former fighters of Boko Haram and that they had abandoned their weapons in the bush. News of this impromptu surrender from the Islamist militant group. The Boko Haram group has multiplied attacks on civilians in the region since the start of this year posing enormous humanitarian and governance challenges, according to security reports. Join our. (BOKO HARAM / AFP) READ MORE: Boko Haram claims kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian students. The assault last Friday on a rural school in Kankara, Katsina state, was initially blamed on criminals, known as bandits, who have terrorised the region for years
Boko Haram has killed at least 36,000 people and displaced millions over the past decade, but the campaign of terrorism has rarely stretched far from its stronghold in the Lake Chad Basin Boko Haram fighters have killed three civilians in Cameroon's far north bordering Nigeria, where the jihadist group has stepped up attacks, local officials said Friday
The gifts which were presented to the former Boko Haram fighters at the Meri Council in the northern region of Cameroon included sewing machines, wheelbarrows, freezers, refrigerators, motorcycles.