Boko Haram Terrorist Organizations // Boko Haram



Founded in 2002 by Islamist cleric Mohammad Yusuf as a mostly non-violent Salafist group in northeastern Nigeria's Borno State, Boko Haram has become one of the most violent terrorist groups. Prior to 2009, the group consisted of primarily unemployed and impoverished Islamic students and clerics. At that time, it did not engage in widescale violent attacks on the government. Rather, it retreated to a camp near the border with Niger to create its own Islamic society based on strict sharia...

 

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