Shocking: See The Reason Why Boko Haram Has Been Disturbing Nigeria Till Today
The Boko- Haram group was Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, the group has been led by Abubakar Shekau since 2009. When Boko Haram first formed, their actions were nonviolent. Their main goal was to purify Islam in northern Nigeria.
Boko Haram had started 11 years ago, in Maiduguri, the capital of the state of Borno. Following Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, the population was hoping for the fairer distribution of wealth and an end to rampant corruption. It was at this point that a young preacher called Mohammed Yusuf appeared. He called for the application of Islamic law, and for people to turn their backs on the Western way of life. He declared that “Western education is a sin.” So, Boko-Haram means “( western way of life is a sin).” Interpreted In Hausa.
The Western World Means
From the west of a region, state, or country. Western is used to describe things, people, ideas, or ways of life that come from or are associated with the United States, Canada, and the countries of Western, Northern, and Southern Europe.
Why the founder of the Boko-Haram Mohammed Yusuf was killed
According to Mohammad Yusuf:
We want to reproduce Islam. Everyone has the right to hear the message of Islam,” Yusuf preached. However, his attacks on all non-Muslims became increasingly clear: “I say to you: The unbelievers are liars. They do anything to achieve power. They promise a lot and talk of peace, but in truth they are merciless.”
Yusuf’s movement became very popular, especially in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. In early 2009, confrontations with the security services during demonstrations in all the main cities were a daily occurrence. Yusuf was increasingly becoming a threat to the Nigerian state. though, he initially said he opposed the use of violence.
Death Of The Founder, Mohammed Yusuf
When a Boko Haram demonstration was banned toward the end of July 2009, rioting broke out in the city of Bauchi, spreading to Yobe, Borno and other regions. The clashes lasted several days, and at least 300 people died in Maiduguri alone.
The Nigerian government responded with a large-scale police operation. A large number of people were arrested, including the leader of the sect, Mohammed Yusuf. According to a police spokesman, he was shot dead on 30 July 2009 while trying to escape.
By this time, Yusuf had already named his successor: Abubakar Shekau.
Shekau became the leader of Boko Haram after its founder, Muhammad Yusuf, died in the same year.
The rebellion became far more brutal under Shekau’s leadership, with Boko Haram carrying out all forms of evil activities.
The group’s initial proclaimed intent was to uproot the corruption and injustice in Nigeria, which it blamed on Western influences, and to impose Sharīʿah, or Islamic law.
But Later the group vowed to avenge the deaths of Yusuf and other group members, who were killed by security forces in 2009.