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date: 26 October 2020

Boko Haram 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

A radical Islamist group established in Maiduguri the northern-eastern Nigeria in 2002. Its full name is Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, but was called Boko Haram (‘western education is forbidden’) by locals, as a quick summary of its initial campaign. The founder was ... ...

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