Boko Haram

Nigeria

Synopsis

Boko Haram is an Islamic extremist group in Nigeria that has affected not only Nigeria, but also Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. They’re known for using guerilla warfare tactics, these violent attacks have caused many people to become displaced. They are well known for the kidnapping of around 200 school girls.

5 Important Facts

Are other countries affected?

Chad, Cameroon, and Niger are neighbors of Nigeria and therefore are heavily affected by Boko Haram. The four countries make up a joint military force made to combat the group.

How has Boko Haram affected people?

In northern Nigeria alone nearly 1.4 million people, mostly woman and children, have been internally displaced. Men and boys are being forced to join their army and they are abducting woman and children.