Boko Haram Current Affairs, GK & News

Boko Haram

In Hausa Language, Boko Haram means "Western education is sacrilege". Boko Haram or "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad" is a terrorist organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria. Boko Haram, which was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in early 21st century, is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes man-made laws. ..

What is Boko Haram?

The attack on farm workers in the North Eastern region of Nigeria has left at least 110 dead. The Boko Haram jihadist are blamed for the killing. Around 30 men were beheaded during the attack. The incident is considered as the most violent attack against innocent civilian in 2020. The attack took place near the ..

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Muhammadu Buhari elected as new President of Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, a member of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party, has been re-elected for a second four year term. The 76-year-old Buhari defeated his main rival, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar with a margin of around 4 million votes. Buhari has been lauded for his progress against the insurgent group Boko ..

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Zannah Mustapha from Nigeria won 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Zannah Mustapha, a Nigerian lawyer and teacher, has won the 2017 UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugees Award for his crucial mediating role and efforts to help children affected by the insurgency in the country. Mustapha’s The Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in Maiduguri, which is the capital of Borno state and the ..

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Nigeria and Boko Haram agree to ceasefire and girls' release

Nigeria’s military has issued a statement saying that the Nigerian government and Boko Haram had reached a ceasefire that will lead to the release of around 200 girls that Boko Haram had kidnapped. Negotiations leading to the ceasefire Boko Haram and Nigerians have been engaging in negotiations for over a month now. The talks were ..

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