Boko Haram is a militant Islamist movement active in northeastern Nigeria. The group also has footholds in Chad, Niger and Cameroon; one stated ideological goal is to introduce Sharia law across its territory.
Since Boko Haram's founding by Mohammed Yusuf in the early 2000s, thousands of people have been killed in the terror group's attacks on schools, security forces, government agencies and churches. Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians have been displaced. The group has also seized significant chunks of territory around their home state of Borno. DW's latest content on Boko Haram is collated below.
Earlier this week, the Islamist militant group said they were responsible for the raid at a school in Katsina state that took place on December 11. Boko Haram have now issued a video in an effort to back up those claims.
The University of Maiduguri in Nigeria stayed open despite the decade-long insurgency from Boko Haram. However, the threats and attacks on members of the institution from Boko Haram, which the terror groups sees as a bastion of Western education, has taken its toll on students and educators alike.
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