"Boko Haram" is a radical Nigerian Islamist organization. Mass burning of children by Islamists in Nigeria
At present, the threat of terrorist attacksthe side of representatives of the radical currents of Islam acquires enormous proportions, having already become a global problem. Moreover, criminal organizations that profess and propagate Salafi Islam, operate not only in the Middle East. They are also present on the African continent. In addition to the well-known "Al-Shabaab", "Al-Qaeda", in particular, they include the radical group "Boko Haram", which is already known throughout the world for its monstrous and terrifying crimes. Anyway, but the plans of the leaders of this religious structure are quite large, so to achieve the "great" goal they will continue to kill innocent people. The authorities of Africa are trying to resist the Islamist terrorists, but this does not always happen. What is the radical structure of Boko Haram? Let's consider this issue in more detail.
The founder and ideologist of the above organization is a person who is known as Mohammed Yusuf. It was he who in 2002 established the training center in the city of Maiduguri (Nigeria).
His offspring was named "Boko Haram", which intranslation into Russian means "Western - sin". The principle of rejection of Western European civilization was also used as a basis for the slogan of his group. Soon, "Boko Haram" was transformed into a major opposition force against the Nigerian authorities, and the radical ideologue accused the government of being a puppet in the hands of the West.
What did Mohammed Yusuf and hisCompanions? Naturally, his native country lived under the laws of the Sharia, and all the achievements of Western European culture, science, art were rejected once and for all. Even wearing a suit and tie was positioned as something alien. Noteworthy is the fact that the organization "Boko Haram" lacks any political program. All that the radicals know how to do is commit crimes: kidnapping officials, subversive activities and killing civilians. The organization is financed by robberies, ransom of hostages and private investments.
Attempt to seize power
So, with the question of what "Boko Haram" in Nigeria is today, much is clear. And what was the grouping a few years ago?
She was still gaining strength and power. At the end of the zero, Mohammed Yusuf tried to seize power in the country by force, but the action was strictly stopped, and he himself was sent to prison, where he was killed. But soon the "Boko Haram" had a new leader - a certain Abubakar Shekau, who continued the policy of terror.
Scope of activity
Currently, the Nigerian group refers toitself only as "West African Province of the Islamic State". The number of organizations that control the northeastern lands of Nigeria is about 5-6 thousand militants. But the geography of criminal activities extends beyond the country: terrorists are trafficked in Cameroon, Chad and other African countries. Alas, but the authorities can not alone cope with terrorists: they need help from the outside. For now, hundreds and thousands of innocent people suffer.
Not so long ago, the leader of radical terroristsswore allegiance to the criminal organization "Islamic State". As evidence of IG's dedication, the Boko Haram group sent about two hundred of its people to Libya to conduct the war.
Crimes committed by Nigerianradicals, amaze with their cruelty, thus inducing horror against peaceful people. The murders of policemen, terrorist attacks and the devastation of Christian churches are just some of the atrocities of extremists.
Only in 2015, the militants of "Boko Haram" inCameroons kidnapped people, during the pogrom of the city Fotokol murdered more than a hundred people, initiated a terrorist attack in Abadam. In addition, they killed civilians in Nzhab, and women and children were abducted in Damascus.
In the spring of 2014, the UN Security Council reported that the radical Nigerian Islamist organization Boko Haram was recognized as a terrorist group.
Another scandalous atrocity by terrorists wascommitted in the village "Chibok". There they captured more than 270 schoolgirls. This matter immediately acquired a wide public resonance. The law enforcement agencies carefully thought through the operation to release the captives. But, alas, only a few were able to save. Most of the girls were converted to Islam, after which they were forced to marry.
Murder of children
A shocking and monstrous crime occurred in the village of Dalory, located near the city of Maidahuri (north-east of the country).
It was established that the members of the group "Boko"Haram burned 86 children. According to eyewitnesses who miraculously managed to escape, the militants on motorcycles and cars broke into the village, opened fire on civilians and threw grenades at their homes. The bodies of children burned alive turned into a pile of ashes. But the extremists only provoked it. The criminals destroyed two refugee camps.
Naturally, the authorities could not but react toa whole series of terrorist attacks by the radicals. And they were punished not only in Nigeria, but also in Cameroon, Niger and Benin. Consultations were held on which the problem of countering extremists was discussed in detail. As a result, a plan was developed for the deployment of the Mixed Multinational Forces (SMS), which were supposed to liquidate the militants. According to preliminary estimates, the strength of the army of siloviki should be almost 9,000 soldiers, and not only military, but also police participated in the operation.
The zone for carrying out actions to destroy militantswas divided into three parts, in each of which the state is based. One is located in Baga (on the shores of Lake Chad), the other in Gambor (near the border with Cameroon), and the third in the border town of Mora (northeast of Nigeria).
As for the headquarters-apartment of the Mixedmultinational force, he will be in N'Djamena. The operation was led by the Nigerian general Illya Abakh, who had experience of exterminating militants.
The authorities of the countries hope that the "Boko Haram" group will be liquidated by the end of this year, believing that the war with the radicals will not take long.
What can slow down the process?
However, not everything is as simple as we would like. In order for the operation to be successful, SMS governments need to resolve internal social problems as soon as possible. The militants use for their own ends the discontent of Islamic citizens with a low standard of living, corruption and arbitrariness of the authorities. In Nigeria, half of the residents are Muslims.
One can not discount one morea circumstance that may adversely affect the speed of the operation. The fact is that the authorities of many states of the African continent are weakened by civil wars that have lasted for several years.
The government simply lost control of thePart of their territories, where real anarchy reigns. This is what the radical elements use, inclined Muslims to their side, which are unstable in their choice of political orientation.
Anyway, but the siloviki have already manageda number of successful operations to destroy terrorists. For example, militants were killed in the forest, not far from the city of Maiduguri. Also to the west of the city of Kusseri (north-east of Cameroon) the army of the CMC abolished about 40 members of Boko Haram.
Unfortunately, Western media today rarely turnattention to crimes against civilians committed by the organization "Boko Haram" on the territory of the African continent. All attention is focused on the "Islamic state", although the threat posed by the Nigerian group is also very serious. Newspapers and magazines in Nigeria simply do not have the power to tell the world about their problems. It remains to be hoped that the situation will someday change, and the West will not abstract from the problems of terrorism in South Africa.