Similarities Between Bharam And Boko Haram

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Translated from Hausa language to “Western Education is forbidden”, the group refers to itself as “Jama‘atu Ahl as-Sunnah li-Da‘awati wal-Jihad” (JASDJ; Group of the Sunni People for the Calling and Jihad). Controversial origins and grievances, scholars argue that Boko Haram either emerges in the mid- 1990s either in the early 2000s by a small Sunni Islamic Sect. International concerns over Islamic groups operating in northern Nigeria are nothing new, in the mid-1920s under British rules the international community already raised concern about the activities of Tijani missionaries. Even if the interpretation of Islam and use of violence differs from Boko Haram, the causes of these concerns are the same today as they were in the past. Three significant parallels can be draw between Tijanis and Boko Haran: their diffuse and confusing structures, their crucial links to bodies and organizations elsewhere in the Islamic World, and the important roles played by the North’s traditional leaders. While Boko Haram’s base is in Nigeria northern states of Borno, Kano and Yobe, the country’s porous borders with Cameroon, Chad and Niger, has facilitated the group …show more content…
As noted by the US State Department in 2011, the Nigerian police have limited capacity to conduct anti-terror operations. The security forces being ill equipped for surveillance and information gathering has given advantage to Boko Haram. In addition, the violent campaign of the group have often led to state repression and brutality. It is important to argue that corruption and mismanagement inside Nigerian security forces has limited government effectiveness. While Nigerian constitution justifies military practices, they are often describe as heavy handed with extra-judicial killings. In an effort to coordinate counter-terrorism actions, the Nigerian government passed an anti-terrorism legislation in

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