Boko Haram Activity

in Nigeria


Boko Haram is a militant Islamist group wreaking havoc in the Lake Chad area of Africa, disturbing food production, conducting abductions and assassinations, and is fighting to overthrow the government and create and Islamic State. Founded in Maiduguri, Nigeria, the group has spread throughout the region becoming more violent, trained, and funded. Most notable of their abductions was the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in which roughly 200 girls were kidnapped from a school and sold off or killed.