What ISIS is to Iraq AND Syria, and Al-Qaida is to Afghanistan, that is what Boko Haram is to Nigeria. This diffuse Salafist sect has attacked Nigeria's police and military, politicians, schools, religious buildings, public institutions, market places, and civilians consistently in Northern Nigeria, but they have since gained confidence and now encroaching Southern parts of Nigeria. They have abducted several hundreds of children, women and girls to the world’s disgusts and destroyed townships, while they put terror in the hearts of Nigerian law enforcement institutions. Up until few days ago, the Nigerian Government had denied the obvious advancement and atrocities caused by Boko Haram perhaps as political strategy amidst the very heated and looming presidential election coming up in few weeks.
Experts argue that the group existence is due to the fundamental Salafist incubation that social development neglect of the region brewed. Others view the group as an armed revolt against government corruption, abusive security forces, and widening regional economic disparity. Most agree that the Federal Government of Nigeria could have and should have done more to address the strife.
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