On 20 February 2009, members of the sect were travelling to a funeral in a large group. The group also arranged marriages between members, which many of the poorest could not afford in normal life.
Furthermore, the counterinsurgency operation was hamstrung by the lack of connection between the security sector and the population. All Rights Reserved.
A few survivors escaped north, over the border to Niger, where some can still be found. Take this editorial from The Nation , which highlights concerns that the World Bank will have too much influence on how the money is spent. The Nigerian government provides no official death toll, but humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders says "about 90" people died.
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Between 700 and 1000 members of the insurgency were killed in the raid. Find this resource: What do you have to say?
Walker, What Is Boko Haram? If they left and struck out on their own they risked being recaptured. Nobody is persecuting us like this government.Survivor Recalls Boko Haram Abduction
The group began to radicalize amid episodic clashes between Christians and Muslims and as security forces adopted harsher tactics against suspected militants.
Mohammed Yusuf, an influential Islamist cleric from Borno State, created the group in Maiduguri in 2002. Sign in to annotate.
I am only propagating my religion Islam. May 13, 2014 - Hundreds of Boko Haram militants storm three villages in the state of Borno.
It has displaced millions and put them at risk of starvation, jeopardized education and health services, stalled humanitarian aid efforts, and undercut government authority in Nigeria and abroad.
March 1, 2018 - Boko Haram militants attack a displacement camp in Rann, Borno State, killing at least three Nigerian aid workers and injuring three others.