Boko Haram


Boko Haram is the name given to an Islamic terrorist group located in Nigeria. It was founded in 2002 by the spiritual leader Mohammed Yusuf. This terrorist organization aims to establish an Islamic state throughout Nigeria, imposing Islamic law as a standard of conduct and flatly rejecting Western education, which was inspired by Christianity.

Boko Haram’s name means “the education of the West is a sin”. This extremist group has declared war on everything that has to do with Christian doctrine in their country. Wanting to found the “sharia” in the north of Nigeria, where the majority of the population is Muslim, while in the south it is made up mostly of Christians.

As already mentioned, Boko Haram was founded in 2002 by Yusuf, beginning to carry out attacks in 2009 in northern Nigeria, which sparked strong clashes with the Nigerian army, where hundreds of insurgents perished, among which Yusuf himself stands out. Mohammed Yusuf.

After this, Abubakar Shekau is proclaimed as leader, who intensified the attacks; he kidnapped and murdered Westerners; in addition to initiating a campaign of offensives against churches and government buildings. Boko Haram has expressed its absolute solidarity with the terrorist group Al Qaeda in its threats against the United States.

This Jihadist group is considered one of the most radical and violent within Islam. They affirm that Western traditions are the vehicle for the propagation of all kinds of immoralities, that what they do is distance the human being from the path to God. This is why Boko Haram demands an education that is based on the Koran. In order to achieve this, it has had to violently seize populations; for this they use suicide bombs, to generate terror among the citizens. They are experts is the use of improvised explosive devices.

Boko Haram has many forms of income. In the beginning, he received most of his income from contributions from his own followers. Over time, the group has diversified financing mechanisms, through the sale of goods, collection of destitute children, donations from companies, extortion, etc.