Why has Boko Haram killed 150 people in Nigeria?

| Friday, July 3, 2015 - 13:34
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Boko Haram kills 150 people in Nigeria

Suspected militants of Boko Haram have killed at least 150 people in an attack in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state.

As informed by the witnesses, gunmen stormed through the village of Kukawa near Lake Chad on Wednesday leaving 97 killed including women and children.

In a different attack on Tuesday, the militants gunned down 48 men following their prayers in two villages near the Monguno town which had recently been captured by the terrorist organization.

Since 2009, at least 17, 000 people have been killed when Boko Haram launched a deadly hateful to try to compel militant Islamist rule, according to Amnesty International.

What is Boko Haram?

Founded in 2002, Boko Haram is a jihadist group based in northeastern Nigeria and also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon. 

It initially focused on opposing Western-style education and Boko Haram stands for ‘Western education is forbidden’ in the Hausa language.

The group started its military operations in 2009 and it joined the Islamic State and also had links with al-Qaeda.

Boko Haram has killed thousands of innocents, majorly in north-eastern Nigeria, while hundreds have been abducted including at 250 school girls.

(With Agency Inputs)

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