Which countries are affected by Boko Haram?

Which countries are affected by Boko Haram?

Which countries are affected by Boko Haram?

Boko Haram operations in the Lake Chad Basin region have killed scores of people and uprooted millions in Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger. The four affected countries—also known as “the LCBC countries”—have established a Multinational Joint Task Force to battle the insurgency.

What are the four countries affected by the Boko Haram insurgency?

Boko Haram
Active regions Nigeria, Northern Cameroon, Niger, Chad, Mali
Ideology Salafi jihadism Wahhabism Takfirism Anti-Westernism
Size At least 15,000 (Amnesty International claimed, January 2015) 20,000 (Chad claimed, March 2015) 4,000–6,000 (United States claimed, February 2015)

When was Boko Haram at its strongest?

These indicate a peak in the number of kidnappings in 2014 and 2015, when Boko Haram was at its strongest militarily. However, despite a dramatic fall in reported kidnappings in 2016, the level has risen since then, with 310 reported last year.

How many people have died due to Boko Haram?

35,000 people
Violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and ISWA against civilian and military targets has resulted in mass atrocities in northern Nigeria. At least 35,000 people have been killed since 2009 when Boko Haram launched its insurgency aimed at overthrowing Nigeria’s secular government and establish an Islamic state.

Where does Boko Haram get their money?

Boko Haram was one of the major beneficiaries. A recent United Nations report revealed that insurgents’ activities are nowadays funded through multiple sources which include extortions, taxes, ‘protection fees’, bank robberies, charitable donations, smuggling, foreign remittances and kidnapping.

Where is Boko Haram the most active?

Boko Haram is the most active terrorist group in Nigeria. The jihadist organisation threatens not only the stability of Africa’s largest oil producer, but also the political, economic and security interests in Africa (Pham, 2012).