Tiger Times

Breaking down Boko Haram

Story by Leah Crenshaw, staff writer

March 30, 2015

After a quick survey around the school, only one out of forty students recognizes the words “Boko Haram.” That comes out to a grand total estimate of 2.5% of students being aware of the deadliest terrorist group in Africa. So let’s start with a quick explanation. Boko Haram is a terrorist group based in Nigeria seeking to rid the country of any Western influence. The terrorist group proclaims that it seeks to recreate the Sokoto Caliphate that was taken over by Great Britain in 1903. These terrorists condemn any...

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