This pattern is evident across states in northern Nigeria, but particularly in Maiduguri, the largest city of Borno state, where angry vigilante youth groups (comprising some 500 youths)--known as the "Civilian Joint Task Force" (CJTF) or "Yan Gora"--are tracking down Boko
Haram members in their communities, whom they turn in to the state security forces or kill themselves.
Haram is in the news of late because it abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls and is in the process of selling them off as wives to Muslim tribesmen, or holding them for ransom.
Addressing a political rally in Mahalapye on August 18 to launch Mahalapye East prospective parliamentary candidate Mr Yandani Boko
, and a team of prospective councillors, Adv.
I was 21 when Boko
Haram invaded my island; they created confusion and fear.
Timothy Antigha, a Nigerian army officer who is also the spokesman for the MNJTF, said in a statement reaching Xinhua in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, that the very last engagement between the multinational force and Boko
Haram was on July 29.
The regime never stops to claim that it has 'defeated' Boko
Haram even when indisputable evidence to the contrary stares it in the face.
Scott MacEachern, Searching for Boko
Haram: a history of violence in Central Africa.
Our correspondent learnt that the troops, who were on Operation Yancin Tafki, had a 10-day onslaught on Boko
Haram fighters and sent the terrorists fleeing towards Gashigar in the Nigerian territory.
Alexander Thurston has written an excellent study on the development, evolution, rise, and decline of the African terrorist group Boko
Haram, which operates in Nigeria with some spillover into Chad, Niger, and Cameroon.
Haram took weapons and military equipment before they were pushed out of the base by troops with aerial support, a second military source who gave a similar death toll stated.
This article provides a chronology of the Chibok kidnapping from the day it occurred through the release of more than 100 girls in October 2016 and May 2017 and explains Boko
Haram's internal motivations for negotiating their release.
Many of the girls at a local boarding school were whisked to safety when the Boko
Haram militants launched their assault on Monday evening in Yobe state.