Boko Haram

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News:Recently,Boko Haram has killed six Nigerian soldiers in an ambush attack.

Facts:

About Boko Haram:

  • Boko Haram is a violent Islamist insurgent group founded in 2002 in Northeast Nigeria which has spread to neighbouring West African nations of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
  • It was initially founded to oppose Western education which now wants an Islamic state governed by Sharia or Islamic Law.
  • It has been designated as a terrorist group by the United States(US) since 2013.
  • In 2015, Boko Haram had pledged its allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).