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History Of Boko Haram In Nigeria – Sponsors & Leaders of The Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad

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History Of Boko Haram In Nigeria – Sponsors & Leaders of The Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad

Boko Haram Militants

How Boko Haram Started – Their Sponsors & Leaders of The Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad

Boko Haram is an Islamic Religious sect that’s been in existence way before the beginning of their brutal politically-motivated attacks in Nigeria.

The History of Boko Haram In Nigeria

The Islamic fundamentalist group, Boko Haram, has admitted of being responsible for the rise of Boko Haram, saying it started as a cell of the sect, officially called Jama’atul Ahlus Sunna Lid Da’awatis Jihad but named Boko Haram … of the northern elite who, under the pretext of sponsoring youngsters to study in the Middle East, sent them to terrorist training camps.

They thought they could manipulate Yusuf but he refused to tow the line, and in the end he was executed by the police, he explained. ‘Ifhe were alive, he would have spilled the beans on them. Nonetheless, we will reveal their identities at our convenience,’ said Teshako, who is also known as Yusufiyya after the slain leader.

According to him, the clashes between Boko Haram and security forces two years ago were the result of police provocation. The police had shot dead two of its members and wounded 20 more after they followed mourners to the burial ceremony.

The armed uprising that followed affected four northern states and claimed the lives of at least 300 people. ‘We are attacking police because they killed our brothers,’ Ibrahim Khalil Zarkawi, a Boko Haram leader told Bashir Ibrahim Idris of RFI’s Hausa service at the time. (

‘There isn ‘t good leadership in Nigeria. Muslims are being killed daily and the authorities are doing nothing about it. These are the reasons why we are retaliating against the police, because they are the ones who killed our brothers.’

Troops stormed Boko Haram’s stronghold in Maiduguri and Yusuf was arrested the following day after reportedly being found hiding in his parents-in-Iaw’s house. Later, journalists were shown two films – one Jonathan during his inauguration in May, which was marred by a series of deadly bomb blasts apparently showing Yusuf making a confession, the other showing what appeared to be his body, riddled with bullets.

Boko Haram Leader Mohammed Yusuf Interrogation before his execution


Boko Haram History in Nigeria

Boko Haram is a controversial Nigerian militant Islamist group that seeks the imposition of Sharia law in the northern states of Nigeria.

Meaning of Boko Haram

The term “Boko Haram” comes from the Hausa word boko meaning “Animist, western or otherwise non-Islamic education” and the Arabic word haram figuratively meaning “sin” (literally, “forbidden“).

Boko Haram Mission & Agenda

Boko Haram opposes not only Western education, but Western culture and modern science as well.

The group was founded in 2002 in Maiduguri by Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf. In 2004 it moved to Kanamma, Yobe State, where it set up a base called “Afghanistan”, used to attack nearby police outposts, killing police officers. Yusuf is hostile to democracy and the secular education system, vowing that “this war that is yet to start would continue for long” if the political and educational system was not changed. (

Prior to the clashes, many Muslim leaders and at least one military official had warned the authorities about Boko Haram. Those warnings were reportedly ignored.

Boko Haram Attacks in Nigeria

In the state of Yobe, fighters reportedly “used fuel-laden motorcycles” and “bows with poison arrows” to attack a police station. On 30 July, allegations were made that Yusuf himself was killed by Nigerian security forces after being taken into custody.(

November 4, 2011 – Major Boko Haram bomb blast killed Over 60 people in Damaturu, Yobe state Nigeria

January 2010, the group struck again in the Nigerian state of Borno, killing four people in Dala Alemderi ward in Maiduguri metropolis.

September 7, 2010, Boko Haram freed over 700 inmates from a prison in Bauchi State.
December 2010, Boko Haram was blamed for a market bombing, following which 92 of its members were arrested by police.

Friday January 28, 2011, a gubernatorial candidate was assassinated, along with his brother and four police officers.

March 29, 2011, police “thwarted a plot to bomb an (ANPP) election rally” in Maiduguri, Borno State. The threat was blamed on Boko Haram. On April 1 (the day before the original date of Nigeria’s legislative elections), suspected Boko Haram members attacked a police station in Bauchi . On April 9, a polling center in Maiduguri was bombed. On April 15, the Maiduguri office of the Independent National Electoral Commission was bombed, and several people were shot in a separate incident on the same day. Authorities suspected Boko Haram. On April 20, Boko Haram killed a Muslim cleric and ambushed several police officers in Maiduguri. On April 22, Boko Haram freed 14 prisoners during a jailbreak in Yola, Adamawa State (

Tuesday February 8, 2011, Boko Haram gave conditions for peace. The radicals demanded that the Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, should step down from office with immediate effect and also allow members to reclaim their mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. On 9th May 2011 Boko Haram rejected an offer for amnesty made by the governor-elect of Borno state, Kashim Shettima

Boko Haram was blamed for a series of bombings in northern Nigeria on May 29, 2011 that left 15 dead.
June 17, 2011, the group claimed responsibility for a bombing attack on the police force headquarters in Abuja that occurred the previous day. Officials believed that the attack was the first suicide bombing in Nigeria’s history and that it specifically targeted Police Inspector-General Hafiz Ringim. (

Videos of Major Boko Haram Bombings in Nigeria






Boko Haram Sponsors

Top government officials are the sponsor of Boko Haram group in Nigeria. Few officials have been suspected but their names have not been released yet. – Read updated History of Boko Haram & Attacks Timeline In Nigeria



  1. Aroma

    May 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    My sympathy ar 4 dos christian livin in north. If nt i wound av suport d statement made by innocent.. Dis usles northerners ar so many. Maybe killin wil reduce dia numba.. So wen d war commence we can be able to defeat dem. Usles religion so call muslims. Dey ar so voilence

  2. fatima H

    June 12, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    Well well…pple hv expressed themselves insulting islam…Islam is a peaceful religion n a total way of life…am glad to b a muslim n I wud neva rgrt dat,jesus christ u worship is also a prophet mentioned in d holy Qur’an…we don’t worship muhammad(pbuh)he is a prophet sent to us by God…well as for boko haram Allah knws best,if dey go free on earth dey wunt go free after d horn is blown…

  3. Esther

    June 21, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Fear! Everywhere……….BOKO HARAM now in the South East………Only God Will Save His People!

  4. David

    July 1, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    We are in last days christiance should come together in unity and pray for God’s intervension u wil see how boko haram wil be delleted in this country.

  5. Castroo

    September 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Boko haram is form by the christain assucciation of nigeria c a n

  6. emperORDEEKING

    September 24, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    mr volvo or what ever u cald ur mizirable self.u are very stupid how can u sai a thing like that your family all

  7. sharon

    November 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    it touching seriouslly.but be it christain or muslem or politics or our headers am nt here to critisize any one,but always no dat we will all die one day nd two home is awaiting either u go to hell or heaven d choice is urs by ur character,attitude,ways of leaving nd ur reaction to God nd ur fellow human being,but i will advice us to choose rightly. a hymn says;
    1: when jesus comes to reward his servant,whether it be noon or night,faithful to him,will he find us watching,with our lamps all trimmed nd bright?
    chrou: o can we say we re ready brother,ready for d souls bright home?say will he find you nd me still watching,watching,watching wen d Lord say come.
    2: have we been true to the trust he left ud?do we seek to do our best?if in our heart there is naught condemns us,we shall hv a glorious rest.
    pls d two religions should nt stop praying for d peace of d nation,d destiny of dis country lies in d have of me nd u,let do it to d last of our strenght dnt stop is well

  8. O.K Olaniran

    November 13, 2014 at 7:06 AM

    I see ignorance in d contributions of many here. If u r a true christian or Muslim u will support d activities of book harsh. We hav christians who r indigens of d north & we have Muslims who indigenes of d south. Should we continue to kill ourselves? Even animals don’t kill themselves d way we r doing let’s embrace peace. I beg u.


    November 15, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    John 16:1-5 have dis 2 say about them…
    A time will come when if som1 kills he will think he is offering a service 2 God, and they will do dis because they have not known neither the father nor me
    … so brethren we should be not troubled for Christ have said that when dis happens u will remember dat I have told u….. dis is d fulfilment of d scripture…

  10. Alba

    December 10, 2014 at 9:44 AM

    Pls stop making lots of noise, blame the sponsorer whom u know, than making a lot of noise. The sponsorer will surely die b4 december 2014. If i be a Man of God, What I say should not return void. All of them will join their ancestor by the grace of God.

  11. KENYAN

    December 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Whatever is happening in Northern Nigeria is the worst ever in Africa and I believe in the world as whole to the satisfaction of the attackers and their sponsers. Shame on them!!! Even wild animals behave better than these criminals. One day they will be

    • pitches

      January 11, 2015 at 3:04 PM

      Pls let’s stop dis. Insurgency pls joor beko ankali. Oohh

  12. Ahmad shuaib

    January 21, 2015 at 6:14 AM


  13. DANBABA A..A

    March 20, 2015 at 12:57 AM

    Well Isa, Innocent, all of U guys dat responded, i wish we meet face 2 Face so dat we talk and reason 2geda, i am not sure if any of really undastands wat exactly we are talking about. Boko Haram is A SERIOUS BEAST AND MONSTER, IF we must CONQEUR IT den it is d efots of ALL OF US. I mean WE NIGERIANS, den shall God Really Help U. Can we pls Stop Bleming Mr. President, or any body. I am from d Middle Belt there are Many tings we have kept quite, 4 2 Long, we Laments Day and Nigth, U C som times we Lack wods 2 Say. But pls it pains me wen we Blem d President. Can we come 2geda 2 Find Solutions 4 Our PROBLEMS. Lord Help U We Pray dee………….Islamic Stets will Neva Be Posible In Nigeria, we will Continue 2 Stand and Emphasise Freedom Of Religions and ability 2 Serve Ur God any were any time. REVOLUTION, REVIVAL, REJUVINATION, AND RESURGIENCE is Coming soon and Fast.


    June 8, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    I think boko haram are tryin to dominate nigeria by forci them into becomi muslims, but i strongly believe in my heart that God will rescure us frm there hands (amen).

  15. Oghenevegba

    June 17, 2015 at 12:27 AM

    The bible says God is the author and finisher of our faith so why dnt we as brodas nd sister sitdown and resin together and bring out some posible ways of doing away with dis boko haram of a tyn being it they are muslim or christians or assassin group or eliminating group givng d idiot devil blood dat should not be our problem for now becus the bible says with strenght shall no man prevail so what am trying to pass accross here is dat we cum and join our hands togerther living religion aside but as citizen of nigeria to ensure dat dis poeple are taken out of dis nation pls nd i knw dat if dis preventive measures are putten into action we ll arive at our goal whch is restoring peace and saving the lives of the people

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