Boko Haram

Female bombers as Boko Haram’s new weapon


Boko Haram is well-known for being one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups. The name "Boko Haram" is usually translated as "Western education is forbidden". This Nigeria-based group seeks to overthrow the current Nigerian Government; it wants to replace it with a regime based on the laws of Sharia. Their military campaign began in northern Nigeria in 2009, even if the group was created in 2002.

Boko Haram Update by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein


Addressing the Council, Zeid said the situation in Nigeria was hopeful given that key areas of the country had been recovered by the government and that there had been improvements in immediate security as well as governance, and tackling root causes of the crisis such as socio-economic deprivation, discrimination, and poverty.

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