Effects Of Boko Haram In Nigeria

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4.1 INDIVIDUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ENFORCEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHTS There are various institutional mechanisms put in place in practically all-political systems, either formally to defend the undisputable rights of man. The problem now is maintaining the same standard of defense from state to state which marks the level of political development with democratic consolidation in each state. The constitutions generally do specify the record of the fundamental rights of the citizens. In all regions and zoness of any country, the constitution is a major safety measure of the rights of man. Nigeria’s successive constitutions from 1960 to 1999 made these rights reasonable, so that citizens whose civil or political rights is invaded…show more content…
Boko Haram in English simply means western education is forbidden or non-Islamic education is a sin. This group is active in the northern parts of Nigeria and their main objective is to scrap any education that is not based on Islam in the country. The Boko Haram group believes they are people committed to the propagation of the prophets teaching and are ready to persecute anyone that’s against their belief. The group was formed in the year 2002 in Maiduguri where the local residents of the area named them Boko Haram meaning that western education is forbidden. Boko Haram is not only against western education but also against western culture and modern science as well. Also, Boko Haram forbids the wearing of shirts and pants and the acts of voting in election. In 2009, when Boko Haram became active in Nigeria, Muhammad Yusuf was their leader at that time and he believed that the earth is a sphere and views it as contrary to Islam. Over the years, there have been several attacks linked to the Islamic group of Boko Haram. In 2010, the group stormed and released hundreds of inmates from Bauchi prison; then in the same month of December 2010, there was a bombing in Jos (Plateau state) that claimed the life of 80 people followed by another attack on Abuja Barracks. Lots of lives of civilians were claimed between 2010-2011 who were killed in various shooting that took place in Maiduguri…show more content…
They also attack the northerners and even residents of the capital, troops and civilians in the bid to destabilize the state. Nigerians however, have been trying to treat this illicit act internally to no avail for so many years. Recently, in April 2014, 200 girls were reportedly kidnapped in chibok town in Nigeria. The government has not been able to do anything about it to rescue the girls from the Boko Haram group members. Till date, the government has been trying every possible means to plead with the Boko Haram current leader, Abubakar Shekau to release the girls all to no avail. Instead, they keep sending information about some girls that died there in their camp. Nigeria has now sought for help internationally to help them rescue the chibok girls. US, China, UK, Israel and France have provided assistance towards locating the kidnapped

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