Boko Haram Current Affairs, GK & News
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. ..
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 ..
Category: International Current Affairs
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 ..
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 ..
Topics: Anti-Western sentiment • Boko Haram • Boko Haram insurgency • Borno State • Chibok • Child abduction • Geography of Nigeria • Islamic extremism in Northern Nigeria • Maiduguri • States of Nigeria • West African offensive
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 ..