Boko Haram - Nigeria - Maiduguri - violence
For several months, armed groups in Boko Haram seem engaged in a scorched earth policy in Borno State (in the north-eastern Nigeria), the heart of their settlement area. They attack villages, engage in destruction, looting, burning crops and killing, seemingly at random. The use of violence by Boko Haram first answers to tactical needs.
Since the movement was driven from Maiduguri, the state capital, by a combined action of the security forces and local militias, Boko Haram erected to protect themselves, a curtain of terror in the countryside.
The level of violence in the group is the result of the atrocities that its members, too, have endured: in the camps of the security forces, suspects have been poisoned, tortured to death, particularly by pushing their nails in the head with a hammer.
[...] Radical Islamists Boko Haram consider sport as a Western perversion. The attack, which took place in Damaturu, capital of Yobe State, has not been claimed. But it is the latest in a long series of bloody attacks almost daily now allocated to the Armed Islamic Group. Victims are young men and children. 'There was like a flash of light and many people were killed. Some had to be amputated or have been seriously injured, but thank you God, my injuries are not serious. [...]
[...] Perhaps, ultimately, negotiations will they monetize this symbolic weight and schoolgirls will they be paid the price of gold, so that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan can say he faced successfully this situation. But this does not solve the fate of other boys and girls who are also detained, but the ignorance of the public. [...]
[...] In general, the Boko Haram attacks have not targeted so very strong Christians. At least, as summarized in a Christian businessman from Maiduguri, which maintains lists of incidents and attacks, year by year, "any more than the other groups." In the Archdiocese of Maiduguri was still noted the destruction in the past year, more than 25 Catholic structures (churches, seminars, etc . Olivier Doeme, Bishop says that "the problem of Boko Haram is political, not religious," but in some areas, Christians feel still covered. [...]
[...] But [Boko Haram] also said: If you change your religion, you can stay. " However, the attackers seem more interested in looting, particularly cattle - they take them to their bases Forest Sambisa to feed their troops - as forced conversions. After an attack of Boko Haram against a Catholic church near Abuja, December The central government, through the various officials, suggests that certain factions of Boko Haram are handled by the main opposition coalition, the APC (All Progressives Congress), to destabilize the country and hope to win the next elections in February 2015. [...]
[...] The Lord's Resistance Army (Lord's Resistance Army) Joseph Kony operated in northern Uganda and said it wanted to rule the country based on the commandments of the Bible. Over time, the rebel group ended up not being animated by the will to survive. Abubakar Shekau, a video from January 2012. Boko Haram is not a uniform group, but composed of factions - probably five or six - some of which seem to disapprove the headlong rush of violent Abubakar Shekau, the man who embodies the insurgent group in his videos. [...]
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