Boko Haram


Walton Beacham
7 years ago

Formed after the 2009 Maiduguri conflict when a small minority Christian sect was targeted by the Nigerian Government, Junduallh members teamed up with the surviving students of Sheikh Muhammad Yusuf (Boko Haram’s first leader).  Many members of the Christian ethnic group converted to Islam to join up with Shekau’s Boko Haram. Disillusioned with Shekau, they split forming Harakat Al-Muhajirin in 2014. Mostly Nigerians, but reenforced with foreign fighters from Chad, Sudan, Cameroon, South Sudan, Niger and Libya, the group has fought in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, along the Blue Nile, and South Kordofan in  Sudan, as well as in Eastern Chad, Libya and North…

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