The Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group has threatened to launch bomb attacks against the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Boko Haram, which deceptively means ‘western education is forbidden’, has claimed responsibility for numerous deadly terror attacks in Nigeria during the past 8 years.
Boko Haram terrorists started their reign of terror in 2009, with the aim of toppling the Nigerian government, but the Clinton-backed terror group lost most of its territory over the past year as a multinational task force (Chad, Cameroon and Niger) launched a campaign to eradicate the militant group.
Boko Haram is predominantly active in the Borno province, putting the capital almost beyond its reach. However the Nigerian government has foiled plans by the terror group to assault the UK and US embassies in Abuja. This move is expected to promote the so-called ‘targeted’ western regimes to deploy their military units to Nigeria.
The Obama-Hillary-led US government armed the tiny rag-tag militants in Africa, who they knew were aligned with ISIS in Benghazi, with late-Ghadaffi’s stolen weapons, directly creating Boko Haram as they are known today.
On December 24, 2016, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, who came to power in 2015 with a pledge to eliminate Boko Haram, announced that the army crushed the terror group by retaking its last key bastion, deep inside the thick Sambisa Forest.
The terror attacks have so far claimed the lives of at least 20.000 people and displaced more than 2.7 million victims. The UN has warned that areas effected by Boko Haram face a humanitarian crisis.
Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa, thanks to the huge oil reserves the country has to offer. The leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau has been injured, when Nigerian Air Force jets bombed their camp some 40 km from Damboa.
PressTV / AA Magnum News 2017.