Boko Haram problem Nigeria. It is current topic recent attacks in Nigeria by Boko Haram will may be adverse impact on. 2019 election if steps are not taken.
Boko Haram problem in Nigeria
Know about Boko Haram
If we talk about this current topic on Boko Haram in Nigeria. Boko Haram has presence in Nigeria.In 2015 Nigerian president said technically Boko Haram end but in 2018 election time Boko Haram attacked on military of Nigeria and neighbouring country to strengthen Boko Haram.
It was founded by Mohammad Yusuf in 2002 in July 2009 at the time of Booking Haram uprising Mohammad Yusuf was captured by the Nigerian Police. He was publically executed outside of Police Headquarter in Maiduguri. People protested against such punishment.
Initially police officials claimed that the Mohammad Yusuf was shot while trying to escape.
Spread of Boko Haram
After his death the Boko Haram terrorist organization is actively runned by Abu Akbar Shekau since 2009 in the north-eastern area of Nigeria and gradually it’s influence spread to neighbouring country like Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
More than 27000 people are killed in Niger alone over the past 10 years. It is estimated that violence has forced out over 1.8 million people from their home.
Boko Haram strongly rejects western education and strongly advocator of Sharia law.
The influence of Boko Haram is strong in the area as the Lake Chad region. It is the strategic area where the borders of four Countries Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria and Niger meets here. From 2015 these 4 countries collaborating as a part of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)
In August 2016 Boko Haram split when a group of militant is supported by IS who wanted to part ways with Shekau. So they named Abu-Musad-Barnaw head or governor of Islamic West Africa (IS-WA)
Obviously, Abu Shekau has not accepted such move and continues with his militant loyals under the groups, previous name Jama’atul Ahlis Sunna Lidda awati Wal-Jihad (JAS). The group of Abu Shekau is notorious for using suicide bombers to attack civilian and military targets.
Here Iranian ISIS group. was trying to bring all terrorist group under it’s umbrella and Abu Shekau is not happy with that to accept presence of ISIS on Boko Haram.
Nigerian president Buhari is being criticised of having termed Boko Haram as a technically defeated outfit. He is also accused for giving poor training and inappropriate weapons to army resulting in massive casualties.
Accusations are also that president is purposely doing this so that military could be discredited to avoid any possible coup d’etat. In the history of Nigeria in last 50 years, Nigerian country has been ruled by army generals for 40 years.
Boko Haram, one of the most notorious organization in the world, has kept it’s attention on terror activities in Lake Chad region and north-eastern Nigeria region. From July 2018 there have more than 20 military attacks of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
Cautious Step for Nigeria
Boko Haram is much more resilient than what Nigerian Authority had anticipated. If such situation goes on then it’s advrse impact will be on 2019 polls in Borno, Yobe and Andamova.
These area are so vulnerable and volatile to the Boko Haram militant.
Nigeria should adopt long term statergy to defeat Boko Haram as the current situation looks like next step will be on 2019 election.
We hope you have understood, how Boko Haram a Problem for Nigeria?