An introduction to the history of boko haram

Hundreds of police were dead and more than 60 police stations had been attacked by mid And a report published by the U.

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Several churches were bombed on Christmas Day that year in the central city of Jos, long a flashpoint of violence between Christians and Muslims. HRW stated "Boko Haram should immediately cease all attacks, and threats of attacks, that cause loss of life, injury, and destruction of property.

However, when Mohammed Yusuf was handed over to the police, he died. Despite the heavy handed tactics of the dictators, some of these conflicts came to the fore, the best example being the Maitatsine conflict which was eventually wiped out in the early s. In the outskirts of Abuja, 37 died in a church that had its roof blown off.

It was clear from his message that the group's primary motivation remained its quest for revenge for the government crackdown.

Timeline of the Boko Haram insurgency

British attempts at colonization were resisted, but were finally successful. In the choosing of churches as targets for bombings, many see an attempt to drive a wedge between Christians and Muslims and perhaps push Nigeria into a civil war fueled on both sides by religious extremism.

Police claimed he tried to escape when they killed him, but witnesses said he was executed. Gunmen kill at least 15 voters including an opposition house of assembly candidate for Dukku in Gombe.

March[ edit ] March 14 - Boko Haram attacks the heavily fortified Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, freeing comrades from a detention facility. Claims that Boko Haram perpetrated the attack are refuted.

There were no new developments in the case of five police officers accused of executing Muhammad Yusuf in at a state police headquarters. The reports of state or federal panels of inquiry investigating suspicious deaths remained unpublished.

Nigeria was created in from an amalgamation of northern and southern regions by British colonial authorities. Boko Haram was subsequently banned by the government.

The History Of Boko Haram. Here’s All You Need To Know

In a violent campaign that stretched some five days they attacked police stations and engaged in gun battles before the military brutally cracked down. Sectarian riots engulfed the twelve northern states of the country during the three days following the election, leaving more than dead and 65, displaced.Boko Haram, whose Arabic name, Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, means “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad” was founded in by Mohammed Yusuf in order to oppose Western education.

By the time Muhammad Yusuf became leader of Boko Haram in he was already entrenched in the Islamic activism of the region. Born in January in Jakusko, Yobe state, Yusuf dropped out of school and received Islamic education from his father and other prominent Islamic teachers in.

Nigeria’s Reckoning: An Introduction to Boko Haram Michael Kinzer 3 August 1 Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 History 4 General Nigerian History 4 Maitatsine Revolts of the ’s 4 The Early History of Boko Haram 5 AS‐DJ’s Fall and Defeat 7 Reemergence of Boko Haram 8 Ansaru 10 Government Response 10 Goals of Boko.

ten prolifically about ties between Boko Haram, the Boko Haram splinter group An ­ sar al­ Muslimin, and al ­ Qa‘ida in the Islamic Maghreb, but much of his work is driven by an alarmist agenda involving a highly selective use of evidence. To help separate myth from reality, the following is a brief introduction to Boko Haram.

Origins Boko Haram is actually the nickname in the Hausa language for the group officially known in Arabic as "Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad"—the People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad.

Timeline of the Boko Haram insurgency is the chronology of the Boko Haram insurgency, an ongoing armed conflict between Boko Haram between 1, and 5, people are killed in sectarian rioting between Christians and Muslims in Kaduna following the introduction of Sharia Law into that state.

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