The villagers’ ordeal is horrific but, sadly, nothing new for Boko Haram.
The terrorist group, its name translating as “Western education is sin,” has been a force in Nigeria for years. It tries to use religion to justify its actions, which are aimed at imposing its strict version of of Sharia law in Nigeria, which is split between a majority Muslim north and a mostly Christian south.
Hello CNN, they are not ‘trying’ to use religion to justify their actions, the ARE using religion to justify their murder, rape, slavery, and terror.
Boko Haram has intensified its attacks in recent years, standing defiant against the Nigerian military. And it hasn’t gone after only government troops or officials, with civilians often becoming victims.
The group has been tied to a spate of assassinations, market bombings, attacks on churches and unaffiliated mosques and raids of villages, including those earlier this month in Michika district.
Mass kidnappings have also been part of its playbook, most notoriously the taking of more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok last April. Boys and young men have been abducted as well, including 40 between the ages of 10 and 23 reportedly taken captive on New Year’s Eve in Borno state, and 97 others kidnapped in and around the village of Doron Baga in August.
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