Monday, September 9, 2013

Boko Haram Timeline

Boko Haram Timeline ---

Boko Haram ---


Essentially Al Qaeda in Nigera, formerly known as the Taliban of Nigera.  An ex Boko Haram member spoke to a gathering of Christians. He told them that every year, their leader travels to the headquarters in Iran. We take about 20 people for special training  in Iran. They have training camps in Afghanistan. They have designated the US as a potential terror target. BH is also supported by AQIM, and has ties to Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and militant supporters in Europe as well as the global jihad in Somalia and Pakistan. Boko Haram, which in 2009 was known as a “machete-wielding mob,” has now matched—and even exceeded—the capabilities of some al-Qa`ida affiliates, while also incorporating al-Qa`ida ideology into the locally driven motives for the insurgency in northern Nigeria.

Hillary Clinton has called the kidnapping of school girls "terrorism" but her state department declined to classify Boko Haram as a terrorist organization, this was done by Kerry after more incidents.

Video of Boko Haram Toyota trucks with anti-aircraft guns similar to those that raided the Benghazi compound show them flying the same black "meatball" jihad flag seen in Libya.

Factoids

  • a religious freedom watchdog produced research showing that in the year to October 2012, 791 of the 1,201 killings of Christians worldwide took place in Nigeria.


*Topics
**Al Qaeda: BH has received funding with the help of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
**Churches: from Borno state 50 of the 52 Catholic churches in the region had been forcibly abandoned, damaged or destroyed, since 2007 more than 700 churches had been attacked.
**College attacks
**Flag - is the same black meatball flag as Al Qaeda and ISIS
**Funding
**References
**Infowars
**Iran
**Saudi Arabia
**Taliban
**Terrorist Ties
**Women
**Articles


*References



  • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boko_Haram2 days ago
    Sep 07, 2013 · Congregation and People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad, better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram, is an Islamic jihadist militant terrorist ...

    • What Is Boko Haram? | United States Institute of Peace
    • www.usip.org/publications/what-boko-haram

    • The group Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad, known the world over as Boko Haram, is an extremist Islamic sect in Nigeria that has created havoc across ...
      there is growing concern that Boko Haram is receiving backing from al-Qaeda-linked militants in other countries... has increased its focus on smaller towns in north-eastern Nigeria in recent months after the military drove many of its fighters out of Maiduguri - the capital of Borno state, which was the group's main base.
    •  Since August 2011 Boko Haram has planted bombs almost weekly in public or in churches 
      in Nigeria’s northeast. The group has also broadened its targets to include setting fire to 
      schools. In March 2012, some twelve public schools in Maiduguri were burned down during 
      the night, and as many as 10,000 pupils were forced out of education.
      Boko Haram is not in the same global jihadist bracket as Algeria’s al-Qaeda in the Islamic 
      Maghreb, or Somalia’s al Shabab. Despite its successful attack on the UN compound in 
      Abuja in August 2011, Boko Haram is not bent on attacking Western interests. There have 

      been no further attacks on international interests since that time


http://sahelblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/partial-list-of-alleged-boko-haram-attacks-on-hereditary-muslim-rulers-in-northern-nigeria/


Vanguard News - Timeline of Boko Haram clashes with the state













  • www.vanguardngr.com/2013/04/timeline-of-boko-haram-clashes-with...
    THE Jama’atu Allus Sunnah Lilda wati Wal Jihad, also known as Boko Haram, (Western education is sin), came into existence in the 1960s but survived through the ...










  • IRINnews - IRIN Africa | NIGERIA: Timeline of Boko Haram …













  • www.irinnews.org/report/94691/nigeria-timeline-of-boko-haram...
    DAKAR, 20 January 2012 (IRIN) - Bombings and shootings by the militant Islamic groupBoko Haram - also known as Jama’atu Ahlus Sunnah Lid Da’awati Wal Jihad ...









  • Boko Haram timeline | Timetoast timelines













  • www.timetoast.com/timelines/boko-haram
    The Boko Haram timeline, an interactive 'Boko Haramtimeline on Timetoast.

    antibokoharam.com/timeline
    The following are timeline of incidents that has occurred since its inception… 7 September 2010 – Bauchi prison break. 31 December 2010 – December 2010 Abuja ..

    [Nigerian Christian blog]
    http://naijagists.com/boko-haram-history-in-nigeria-their-leaders-attacks-timeline/
    Boko Haram History In Nigeria: Leaders & Attacks Timeline
    The Jamaa’atu Ahlus-sunnah lid-da’wati wal jihad, popularly known as Boko Haram is a strong pseudo-Islamist terrorist group, which has its base in Kanamma, northeastern Nigeria. www.naijagists.com
    The group’s name “Boko Haram” is a Hausa statement, which upon translated into English, means “Western education is sinful”.This group is opposed to everything that is of Western origin, more especially Western education, ideologies and systems, such as democracy and others.

    Boko Haram History In Nigeria

    The Boko Haram sect, though has been existence since 2001, did not become popular in Nigeria until 2009, when it participated actively in the sectarian violence, which occurred then in Northern Nigeria.
    Mohammed Yusuf, who remained the group’s leader until men of the Nigerian Armed Forces killed him in 2009, founded the Boko Haram sect. After his death, Abubakar Shekau became the new Boko Haram leader, and he still holds that position to date. Other prominent members of the group include Abul Qaqa and Abu Zaid, both spokespersons of the group.
    Even though the group started out as a purely Islamic group, the present disposition of the group is questionable for three reasons. Firstly, the group is not only out for non-Muslims, it is fighting the government as well. This is evident in the group’s bombings of the UN complex in Abuja and other government owned structures. Secondly, recent Boko Haram news revealed that the group does not exclusively comprise of Muslims, as a few non-Muslims have been implicated as members of the group in the past.
    Thirdly, the group has not spared some prominent Muslims, as they had attacked mosques and killed Islamic religious leaders in the past.
    The Boko Haram crisis, which is still ravaging Nigeria to date started formally in 2009 with the sectarian religious violence between rival Islamic groups in Northern Nigeria. However, since then, not less than 10,000 people have been killed in various activities spearheaded by the group.
























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    Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria, to Aid to the Church in Need staff visiting conflict-ridden north-east Nigeria in May 2013. 

    The most dangerous country for Christians

    In the last two years, Nigeria has been the most dangerous place in the world for Christians. The reports coincided with statements made by a priest from Borno state, north-east Nigeria, claiming that 50 of the 52 Catholic churches in the region had been forcibly abandoned, damaged or destroyed. At the same time, the Nigerian Catholic Bishops' Conference stated that since 2007 more than 700 churches had been attacked.
    In spite of heightened security – notably armed guards outside each church – suicide bomb attacks on churches packed with Sunday worshippers continued through 2013. The violence followed two years of vicious attacks against Christians, with attacks on Catholic cathedrals such as Zaria and Bauchi.

    Deadly clashes in wake of election result

    The violence peaked after the disputed presidential elections of April 2011 when, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria, 430 churches were destroyed or damaged. When Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, triumphed against Mahammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the north, the ensuing conflict left 800 people dead and 65,000 people forced out of their homes.

    Boko Haram behind most anti-Christian violence

    In many if not most cases, attacks against Christians have been carried out by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, which is not satisfied by the imposition of Shari'a law in 12 of the country's 36 states, where Muslims are very numerous. The group demands 'pure' Islamic rule and wants to overthrow secular rule and stamp out Christian influence.
    Angered by reports of Christians carrying out reprisal attacks against Muslims and mosques in June 2012, a Boko Haram spokesman said: "The Nigerian state and Christians are our enemies and we will be launching attacks on the Nigerian state and its security apparatus as well as churches until we achieve our goal of establishing an Islamic state."


    **Al Qaeda Ties

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/boko-haram/
    U.S. officials say the group has ties to 


    Also see competing claims of ties to Iran and Saudi Arabia

    **Church

    a priest from Borno state, north-east Nigeria, claiming that 50 of the 52 Catholic churches in the region had been forcibly abandoned, damaged or destroyed. At the same time, the Nigerian Catholic Bishops' Conference stated that since 2007 more than 700 churches had been attacked.

    **Combatting Terrorism Center

    Jan 14, 2013

    Since carrying out its first attack under Abubakar Shekau’s leadership in September 2010, Boko Haram has unleashed a wave of violence in northern Nigeria, mostly targeted against government personnel and security officers, Muslim politicians and traditional Muslim religious leaders, and Christians.[1] Although the insurgency began as a local movement in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State, since August 2011 there have been increasing signs of international collaboration between Boko Haram and militants outside Nigerian territory, such as in Borno State’s border region, northern Mali, the Sahel, Somalia and other countries in the Muslim world. As a result of these international connections, Boko Haram, which in 2009 was known as a “machete-wielding mob,” has now matched—and even exceeded—the capabilities of some al-Qa`ida affiliates, while also incorporating al-Qa`ida ideology into the locally driven motives for the insurgency in northern Nigeria.
    This article examines Boko Haram’s international connections and their impact on the insurgency in northern Nigeria.
    Boko Haram in Mali
    In November 2012, the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO)[2] and al-Qa`ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) captured Menaka in Mali’s Gao region from the secular Tuareg-led militia, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA). An MNLA spokesman said that MUJAO, AQIM and Boko Haram prevented the local population from leaving the city so that they could be used as human shields.[3] Several sources corroborate the spokesman’s claim that Boko Haram fighters are present in Mali.
    First, news reports from Mali said that 100 Boko Haram militants reinforced MUJAO’s positions in the battle for Gao and that Boko Haram helped MUJAO raid the Algerian consulate in Gao and kidnap the vice-consul, who was executed by MUJAO on September 2, 2012, and that Boko Haram supported MUJAO, AQIM and Ansar Eddine in their January 8, 2013, attack on Kona, central Mopti region.[4] Second, displaced persons from Gao, including a former parliamentarian, said that Boko Haram is training at MUJAO-run camps.[5] Third, military officials from Niger said that Boko Haram militants are transiting Niger en route to Mali on a daily basis.[6] Fourth, a MUJAO commander said in an interview with a Beninese journalist for Radio France Internationale that Boko Haram members were arriving in Gao en masse.[7] Fifth, U.S. Africa Command General Carter Ham, who in January 2012 said Boko Haram has links to AQIM and al-Shabab, said in November that Boko Haram militants train in camps in northern Mali and most likely receive financing and explosives from AQIM.[8] In addition, the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Nigerian minister of foreign affairs, Nigerien foreign minister, Malian foreign minister and Algerian minister for Maghreb and African affairs report that Boko Haram and AQIM are coordinating operations in northern Mali.[9]
    A Boko Haram video released on November 29, 2012, suggested that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau may be one of the Boko Haram militants in northern Mali.


    **Flag

    The flag is largely the same as the black meatball flag used by ISIS and Al Qaeda

    http://sabahionline.com/en_GB/articles/hoa/articles/features/2014/05/16/feature-01



    **Funding

    http://www.elombah.com/index.php/special-reports/22103-exposed-saudi-arabia-is-boko-haram-s-major-sponsor-how-and-why
    (Nigerian press, anti-Islamist viewpoint)
    Published on Monday, 21 April 2014 01:22
    Written by Elombah.com

    An research by three scholars, Anahita Ghorbani, MA, Iranian women’s rights activist and researcher; Yafiah Assoulin, PhD, Syrian women’s rights activist and researcher; and Shada Al Zahrani, MA, a Saudi journalist, women’s rights activist and researcher, have a exposed the link between the Islamist terrorists operating in north east Nigeria, and the Saudi Kingdom.

    The report made exclusively available to elombah.com on Monday, 14 April 2014, which told the stories of the Syrian war and its related miseries, also unraveled the Saudis’ global strategy which involves a planned attempt to take control of Syria and install a Wahhabi’s type Islamic regime that disproportionately disavows women, deprives girls of education and basic rights, and darkens the prospects for equality between men and women in society.

    According to the authors, the Saudis’ game plan is not just limited to Syria. It is also a broader and calculated drive to install Islamic political leaders and regimes in fragile regions of the world, particularly West Africa. It also aims to distort the way of life of the west through a full scale Islamination process—a process that enjoins men with the right to multiple wives and deprives women of humanity. .....


    http://allafrica.com/stories/201202141514.html

    Nigeria: Boko Haram's Funding Sources Uncovered

    This followed the recent arrest of key members of the sect and appointment of a new police chief in Nigeria.
    Nigerian agents appear to have made a major discovery in their investigations into the sources of funding of the Boko Haram Islamic sect. According to the Nigerian Tribune newspaper, the State Security Service (SSS) and its local and international counterparts have now traced the group's sources of funding to some Al-Qaeda-linked organisations in the Middle East.
    http://www.trackingterrorism.org/article/boko-haram%E2%80%99s-funding-operations
    What is certain about Boko Haram (BH) is that the organization is very well funded; without an ever-increasing cash flow, the movement would have died out long ago.  Government and private intelligence organizations believe that BH is sponsored mostly by foreigners, along with Nigerian ex-pats and locals. The American Foreign Policy Council’s World Almanac of Islamism (last updated August 21, 2013) indicates that BH has received funding with the help of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and from organizations in the UK and Saudi Arabia. A BH spokesman claimed with a degree of reliability that Boko Haram leaders met with Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabiaduring the lesser hajj (umrah) in August 2011.  By successfully mounting spectacular operations throughout the Maghreb and Sahel regions with worldwide media coverage, and providing advance training and financing to groups like the Movement for the Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO), and others. AQIM’s value to al Qaeda (AQ) in Pakistan and the jihad cause has also grown and significantly spread its influence beyond its Algerian base, deeper into Central and Western Africa.  AQIM has become the premier AQ franchise that everybody wants to buy into it, including BH.   In addition, the Nigerian news organization PUNCH recently confirmed a September 13, 2013 US Congressional report that BH is being supported by AQIM.  The Los Angeles Times had made the same conclusion two years prior in an article dated September 13, 2011, “Nigeria militant group Boko Haram's attacks attract speculation”.

    CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERNET FRAUD

    The Nigerian Tribune of Lago (February 13, 2011) reported that the country’s State Security Service was working with domestic and international agencies to track funding going to the group. The Guardian (September 8, 2012) quotes Nigerian media reports that some money raised by the Al Muntada Trust Fund (HQ in London) and the Islamic World Society (HQ in Saudi Arabia) may have found its way into BH coffers. A London charity of that name raises money for disaster projects in Africa.  In a recent Radio France broadcast, a security expert suggested that though the really big money comes from Europe, the smaller trickle of financing comes from Lagos in South Nigeria via via Internet fraud.[1]  The current BH operational uptick is showing that the federal authorities are unsuccessful in stopping such practices.

    **Infowars

    1. Hillary Clinton Ignored Boko Haram's Slaughter of Hundreds ...

      www.infowars.com/hillary-clinton-ignored-boko-harams-slau...

      Alex Jones
      1 day ago - Boko Haram also receives arms directly from Saudi Arabia, one of the United ... The Obama administration's proxy support for Boko Haram was ...

    2. During Clinton’s visit to Nigeria in August 2012, she was addressed in an open letter by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of the Christian Association Of Nigeria. Oritsejafor is a prominent figure in Nigeria and testified in the U.S. at a congressional hearing in July 2012.

      In his letter, Oritsejafor notes that the State Department, headed at the time by Clinton, resorted to “distortions, omissions and in some cases clearly misrepresent(ed) facts on the ground” in Nigeria in 2011 during a time when 700 churches were destroyed and hundreds of Christians were massacred by Boko Haram terrorists, representing the “largest single attack on Christendom in contemporary world history anywhere on the planet”.

      Clinton’s State Department completely omitted these attacks from its 2011 report, which erroneously claimed that more Muslims than Christians died in the attacks. As Oritsejafor points out, 88.3% of the attacks targeted Christians, while just 2.9% were attacks on Muslims.

      A potential motive for the State Department turning a blind eye to Boko Haram’s wave of terror in 2011 is the fact that the Obama administration was simultaneously arming and supporting the very Al-Qaeda groups allied with Boko Haram in Africa.
    **Iran

    An ex Boko Haram member spoke to a gathering of Christians. He told them that every year, their leader travels to the headquarters in Iran. We take about 20 people for special training  in Iran. They have training camps in Afghanistan. They have designated the US as a potential terror target.

    Ex-Boko Haram Member: Headquarters in Iran, Training in ...

    counterjihadreport.com/.../ex-boko-haram-member-headquarters-in-iran...

    Aug 14, 2013 - Ex-Boko Haram Member Speaks To A Gathering Of Christians (H/T Pamela Geller) By Ghana News -SpyGhana.com: (emphasis added) “I ..


    1. Background Briefing: What Is Boko Haram? | PBS NewsHour

      www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/boko-haram/

      Public Broadcasting Service
      Feb 25, 2014 - Some fighters claim to have been trained in Iran and are part of a Shiite Muslim group, Zenn writes, while others were involved in other conflicts in Nigeria and the Sahel region, and are now caught up in the latest violent extremist group. The Nigerian government’s assessment that Boko Haram was an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist movement left it with few options other than using force to deal with the group.

    **Naomi Wolf

    1. Naomi Wolf Suggests Boko Haram is a CIA Conspiracy ...

      www.frontpagemag.com/.../naomi-wolf-suggests-bo...

      FrontPage Magazine
      2 days ago - Boko Haram isn't killing and kidnapping Nigerian Christians in the name of ... of a CIA false flag op…. to eliminate Nigeria as a strategic rival to the US. ... Australian Muslim waging jihad in Syria calls on other Muslims to join ...

    2. the story of the Nigerian schoolgirls being kidnapped by Boko Haram led to a bizarre meltdown in which she insisted that it was some sort of conspiracy to grab Nigeria’s oil. A lot of lefties do permanently occupy a world in which the US just constantly invades countries for oil, but it was an obscene performance even at that level.

      naomiwolfnigeria5

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    **Terrorist ties

    http://www.elombah.com/index.php/special-reports/22103-exposed-saudi-arabia-is-boko-haram-s-major-sponsor-how-and-why

    Elombah.com recalls that a forensic criminologist and security co-ordinator at the American University of Nigeria, Dr. Lionel Von Frederck Rawlins recently disclosed in an interview that Al-Qaeda and Al-Shabab terrorist organisations operating in the Islamic Maghreb and Arabian peninsula have been helping members of Boko Haram carry out their operations in Nigeria.
    Rawlins, a US marine, who has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Far East as a counter-terrorist specialist, explained that Nigeria is under siege from terrorists from other lands.
    He explained that Boko Haram currently receives help from other globally recognised terror groups. What you have now are “insurgents from other countries. They are trained by Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabab and other groups. They send people here to train them. They also go for training and come back but you must remember, many terrorist groups are in this together and they don’t have problem training and supporting each other because they know that one day, they can call each other for help and when they do, they expect that you will come and help. They may say ‘we need you to help us get Mali, and then you send people because they trained you, gave you funding and all the resources you need, so that was done for you to pay back. So, you are correct to say they got people to help them. There are times also that survivors report that people who came with Boko Haram to kill them were speaking a language they have never heard before; nothing out of Nigeria, so they could be French, Spanish, something from Mali, CAR, Kenya, etc. They know instinctively that it is not a Nigerian tongue which proves the fact that they bring in outsiders.”


    *Timeline

    Year 2014

    28 victims, 8 killed, 20 wounded June 23, 2014 Nigerian College Bomb Blast Kills 8 Wounds 20 In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, an explosion has struck at the the Kano School of Hygiene public health college. The blast killed at least eight people, and wounded 20 others. The city has been targeted in the past by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, and it was less than a week after some 21 people were killed in a bomb blast in Yobe state where people had gathered to watch a World Cup match, also attributed to Boko Haram.

    May 8, 2014  Unsecured Libyan Weapons Went to Boko Haram  05.08.2014 - 12:00 PM Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America’s reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster made their way to Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization now holding hundreds of Nigerian girls.
    1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Chibok_kidnapping

      Wikipedia
      On the night of 14–15 April 2014, a group of militants attacked the Government GirlsSecondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. They broke into the school, shooting ...
    February 25, 2014 Boko Haram Nigerian Boarding School Massacre killed 59 students sleeping in dormitories. The federal government college of Buni Yadi was burned to the ground as some of the students’ bodies burned to ashes.

    Nine killed, police station, banks burnt as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa village  By Segun Adebowale  /  February 27, 2014  Nine persons were reported killed on Thursday night when suspected members of Boko Haram stormed a Michika, a town in Adamawa State....Some of the residents of Michika said they slept in the hills and nearby bushes during the attack. “They burnt three banks, police station, shops and part of the Michika Local Government Council secretariat. They came in nine Toyota Hilux vans, firing guns and throwing explosives,”
    Boko Haram



    December 2, 2013 Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Air Force base A force of 300 fighters attacked a Nigerian Air Force base as part of an attack on the city of Maiduguri. They were repelled by government forces but destroyed some parked aircraft and killed some security forces. It resembled attacks on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan which destroyed several Harrier jets, and a Pakistan naval air station which killed 10 troops and destroyed 2 and damaged on P-3 patrol planes.

    Boko Harem Attack Kills 13 Vigilantes, 5 Islamilitants in Nigera

    September 8, 2013 12:30 AM attack in the small 1,000 house settlement of Benisheik in northeast Nigeria killed at least 18 people and injured 17. The gunmen carried sophisticated arms and killed 12 of the defenders, another died in the hospital. The town is 45 miles west of Maiduguri, the birthplace of the Boko Haram network. Civilian Joint Task Force is a  citizen vigilante group formed in June to fight the Boko Haram. They killed five of the Islamic sect members with machetes and seized four AK-47 rifles The military had agreed to assist, and had sent troops into the area, but where nowhere to be seen as the gunmen fired from the treetops.

    Boko Haram Islamist Insurgents Kill 20 In Nigeria
    August 26, 2013 Boko Haram insurgents crept up on six members of the group known as the Civilian Joint Task Force who were sleeping in the northeast village of Damasak and shot them on Monday night.. 

    August 24, 2013
    The attack came less than two days after suspected Boko Haram members, who residents say were disguised as military, stormed Bama and slit the throats of 14 young vigilantes.

    August 20, 2013

    NOS (Dutch Broadcasting Foundation) announced that Abubakar Shekau leader / emir of Boko Haram died. Allegedly, Shekau was wounded a few weeks earlier and transported to Cameroon, where he died.


    July 2013

    Frontpage Numerous petitions and efforts in Congress have not succeeded in pressuring the U.S. State Department to designate the northern Nigerian jihadists Boko Haram as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” (FTO). But on Thursday, July 25, a Washington, DC-based Northern Nigeria Task Force comprised of numerous Christian, human rights, global security, and Nigerian-American organizations1 released an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging once again the FTO designation for Boko Haram.


    1. Christian Leader in Nigeria Shot Dead by Suspected Boko ...

      www.persecution.org/?p=44718...

      International Christian Concern
      May 16, 2013 - RevFaye Pama Musa as the Christian Associations of Nigeria's (CAN) ... The gunmen followed the pastor home from his church and shot him.  Rev. Faye Pama Musa was dragged out of his house and shot to death in front of his daughter who had been pleading for his life.

    13 May 2013

    Boko Haram video proclaims they have taken hostage women and children - including teenage girls - hostage in response to the arrest of its members' wives and children. They will be treated as "slaves."

    May 7, 2013 

    First large-scale incursion: May 2013

    Well-planned attack on 7 May 2013 in Bama, some 70km (44 miles) from Maiduguri, about 200 heavily armed men stormed a military barracks, police station and government buildings with in armoured vehicles mounted with machine guns. Fifty-five people were killed and 105 prisoners were freed in the raids.   200 people died in a retaliatory raid by the military. Thousands of buildings were destroyed.


    Boko Haram staged an attack in the town of Bama, killing 55 innocents and freeing 100 prisoners. That month Reuters ran a story by Tim Cocks headlined “Nigeria’s Islamists staging bolder, deadlier comeback.” It explained:

    The Bama attack showed their [Boko Haram's] substantial firepower, including machine guns, large numbers of rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and pick-up trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns, a sign the weapons flood from the Libyan war that helped rebels seize parts of Mali last year has reached Nigeria, officials say

    15 April, 2013


    Boko Haram Ambushes Returning WAEC Students, Principal, Slits Their Throats In Broad Daylight

    Gunmen fire at a convoy carrying the Emir of Kano, Abo Bayero, in Kano city, killing four people but not the Emir.

    Year 2012
    September 2012 The group attacks mobile phone masts belonging to nine telecommunications companies. guardian

    (infowars) During Clinton’s visit to Nigeria in August 2012, she was addressed in an open letter by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor of the Christian Association Of Nigeria. Oritsejafor is a prominent figure in Nigeria and testified in the U.S. at a congressional hearing in July 2012.
    In his letter, Oritsejafor notes that the State Department, headed at the time by Clinton, resorted to “distortions, omissions and in some cases clearly misrepresent(ed) facts on the ground” in Nigeria in 2011 during a time when 700 churches were destroyed and hundreds of Christians were massacred by Boko Haram terrorists, representing the “largest single attack on Christendom in contemporary world history anywhere on the planet”.
    Clinton’s State Department completely omitted these attacks from its 2011 report, which erroneously claimed that more Muslims than Christians died in the attacks. As Oritsejafor points out, 88.3% of the attacks targeted Christians, while just 2.9% were attacks on Muslims.
    A potential motive for the State Department turning a blind eye to Boko Haram’s wave of terror in 2011 is the fact that the Obama administration was simultaneously arming and supporting the very Al-Qaeda groups allied with Boko Haram in Africa.


    The Shehu (whose name is Umar Garbai el-Kanemi) and Deputy Borno State Governor Zannah Mustapha survive a suicide bombing outside a mosque in Maiduguri after Friday prayers. Alhaji Abubakar Umar Garbai El-Kanemi was the most senior moderate Muslim leader in Borno, . He narrowly escaped death, but five other worshippers were killed.
    August 3, 2012: The Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammed Abali Ibn Mohammed Idrisa, survives a suicide bombing after Friday prayers at Potiskum Central Mosque, in Yobe State. credit
      June 17 2012 Wikipedia Three Christian churches in northern Nigeria were attacked by bomb explosions. At least 12 were killed and 80 were wounded in the suicide attacks.


    • April 2012 Kaduna bombings - Wikipedia, the free ...

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_2012_Kaduna_bombings
      Wikipedia
      bombing occurred on Easter Day church services in the Nigerian city of Kaduna on 8 April 2012. At least 38 people are reported dead. This was a follow-on  ...



    • June 3 2012 – 15 church-goers killed in Bauchi

      April 8, 2012 Kaduna bombings A bombing occurred on Easter Day church services in the Nigerian city of Kaduna. At least 38 people are reported dead.

      March 2012 The group has also broadened its targets to include setting fire to schools. Twelve public schools in Maiduguri were burned down during  the night, and as many as 10,000 pupils were forced out of education.

      February 16 2012 – Prison break in Central Nigeria. 130 prisoners released

      February 8 2012- Suicide bombing at the Army headquarters in Kaduna

      January 20 2012 – The Kano bombings kills at least 180 people in Kano, the deadliest attack to date. guardian   Boko Haram’s “200+ body count topped the charts as the highest single death toll in any conflict worldwide exceeding Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan and was tied only with Syria.” 

      January 5-6 2012 – Multiple bombings in Northern Nigerian

      December 2011 Multiple bomb attacks on Christmas Day kill dozens, including 35 at St Theresa's church in Madalla, near the capital. A second explosion shortly afterwards hit a church in the central city of Jos, where a police officer was killed by gunfire. Three attacks in northern Yobe state kill four people. Two further attacks hit the town of Damaturu, and a third strikes Gadaka   guardian

      November 2011

      http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/11/14/nigeria-targeted-for-destruction/
      Pro-Iran, Anti-US Anti-Israel Conspiracy site:

      y Gordon Duff, Senior Editor


      I won’t write about Nigeria as a journalist.  I am known in Nigeria as a national security specialist with decades of experience there. 
      I have close personal friends at the highest levels of government and only write these few words out of deep concern. 
      For those reading the news about Africa, both of you, Nigeria is under terrorist attack and preparing military operations against a group called Boko Haram, an Islamic group from the North, more accurately centered in Niger, a nation to the north, a cesspool of international intrigue. 
      From Veterans Today’s London correspondent, a specialist on African affairs:
      This is all little but theatre.  The US bought a ticket to a play staged in Afghanistan and has found themselves unable to find the exit.  This one will be quieter as this is Africa, it will be black people killing black people.  Few will notice, fewer will care.  Those with a stake notice, they care, but their agenda has no room for human life.

      Image if Mexico Were Made a Country with the U.S. and Canada - Would it be Realistic to Call it a County?
      Nigeria is a tinderbox beyond imagination.  Decades old hatreds and fears are closer to the surface here than even in the Balkans.  This is a very dangerous game some have chosen to begin. 
      Were they available, and who is to say they aren’t, Nigerians would gleefully use nuclear weapons to settle domestic differences.
      Nigeria, is, in itself, a construct that never should have existed.  The North is Muslim, the South is Christian, each side having nearly 100 million people and neither half is united in any way. 
      The history after colonial occupation is one of military dictatorship and corruption at levels unimaginable.
      Nigeria is Africa, the most populace country, the most oil and gas wealth, the greatest economic potential, the biggest potential market. Thus, Nigeria is a target.
      A note from a friend in the region choosing to weigh in with information generally not for public consumption:
      “We can take down French AQIM without any problem to be honest but Boko Haram are tribes and clans, they are offered drugs, money etc… far far from Islam but at the origin it was an Islamic party infiltrated by the English, French and financed by the “narcos” linked to the CIA, DEA etc…
      … who are landing their planes full of drugs in Niger, Mali, Mauritania, north of Nigeria, Chad in the desert… around 4 billions a year transit in this region…
      …then up through Morocco, Polisario, Spain and then Europe and through Tunisia, Libya-Algeria border through Italy, or Greece depending which recipient networks… Ben Ali , king of Morocco, Polisario Front, Algerian zionists are deeply involved in this dirty business, same for migrants, exactly the same people… Boko Haram in charge of Nigeria up to Libya and south of Tunisia, with Touaregs…”
      For those unaware, and those who wonder why Saif Gaddafi is where he is, those who choose to be fed the superficial view of a region maps show as only empty desert, I hope this is found to be “enriching.” 
      For others, it is exposure I hope they find disturbing.
      Those in power know I laid out their fate.  I told them when the bombings would start, what type, I was even right about the first target, exactly right.  I figured what I would do and it happened. 
      I figured what I would do if I were the head of a foreign intelligence agency planning to take over security operations for the government by making the new president appear vulnerable, powerless and then exploiting divisions in the country in order to start two decades of extremely profitable wa

      May 30, 2011

      Gunmen kill Shaykh Abba-Anas Umar Garbai, a younger brother of the Shehu of Bornu, in Maiduguri. At the link AFP reports that Boko Haram was suspected in the assassination of another of the Shehu’s siblings in April 2011 credit


      December 2010 Boko Haram regroups under a new leader, Abubakar Shekau, and bombs Jos, in central Nigeria, killing 80 people. It is also blamed for a New Year's Eve attack on Abuja barracks. The incidents mark the beginning of a killing spree, with the group targeting its critics.  guardian



      December 25 2011 – the Damaturu attacks

      August 26 2011 – Another bombing in Abuja

      August 12 2011 – Murder of prominent Muslim cleric Liman Bana by Boko Haram

      June 26 2011 – Bombing of a beer garden in Maiduguri, in which 25 people died and 12 were severely injured

      June 16 2011 – Bombing of the Nigeria Police Headquarters, Abuja

      May 29 2011 – Multiple bombings in different locations in northern Nigeria


      April 22 2011 – The Yola jailbreak in which Boko Haram allegedly freed 14 prisoners suspected to be members of the group

      Deadly clashes in wake of election result: Violence peaked after the disputed presidential elections of April 2011 when, according to the Christian Association of Nigeria, 430 churches were destroyed or damaged. When Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the south, triumphed against Mahammadu Buhari, a Muslim from the north, the ensuing conflict left 800 people dead and 65,000 people forced out of their homes.


      December 2010 – The Abuja attacks

      September 7 2010 – Bauchi prison break During a prison break, Boko Haram fighters held the Emir of Bauchi and other worshipers inside a mosque near the prison they were targeting.

      Military declared victory over Boko Haram, only to find the group reorganising itself under the leadership of Abubakar Shekau, who took it on a more militant path in the campaign to establish a puritanical Islamic state across Nigeria.
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abubakar_Shekau
      Imam Abu Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Abubakar Ash Shekawi is an Islamist leader of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram He served as deputy leader to the group's 


      2009


      July 2009 Hundreds die in Maiduguri, in north-eastern Borno state, when members set several churches, a police station and a prison on fire. Police are among the victims of attacks by motorcycle-riding gunmen in northern Nigeria. The uprising is eventually crushed by a police and military assault, with hundreds dead and the sect's headquarters and mosque left in ruins. Boko Haram's leader, Mohammed Yusuf, is captured by the army and passed to police for interrogation. He dies in custody. guardian
      Boko Haram raided police stations and government buildings in Maiduguri, and other northern cities. Hundreds of people were killed in fighting Soldiers raided Boko Haram's headquarters, an Islamic centre in Maiduguri where children from poor families, including those from neighbouring Chad and Niger, enrolled for religious studies, only to be recruited as fighters. security forces captured leader, Mohammed Yusuf, who then died in police custody. bbc
      2002

      Founded in 2002, Boko Haram in the local Hausa language means "Western education is forbidden"


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