TEACHER: Boko Haram
SUBJECT: Terrorism
TIME: 2002-
GOAL: To cause sectarian war
between Christians and Muslims
in Nigeria.
1. To destroy government
institutions and officials
2. To destroy all supporters of
western education
3. To destroy all those who
oppose sharia law
4. To destroy churches

Bombs, guns, charms, fuel-laden
motorcycles, bows with poison
a). Motivation: Al-Qaeda, Hate
b). Bomb security officers, police
station, government installations.
Bomb international organizations
like UN.
-2002. Boko Haram formed
-2009- Bokos used fuel-laden
motorcycles and bows with
poison arrows to attack a police
-2009- Bokos leader Yusuf killed
by Nigerian security forces after
being taken into custody
-Jan 2010- Bokos killed 4 people
in Dala Alemderi ward, in
Maiduguri -Sep 2010- Bokos
freed 700 inmates from a prison
in Bauchi State -Dec 2010-Bokos
bombed market, 92 of its
members arrested by police. -Jan
2011-Bokos killed Borno ANPP
Gov. Candidate Mr. Modu
Fannami Gubio, his brother, 4
police officers, and a12-year old
boy. –Feb 2011-Bokos gave
conditions for peace. It
demanded that the Borno State
Gov Senator Alli Modu Sheriff,
should step down from office
with immediate effect and also
allow members to reclaim their
mosque in Maiduguri
-Mar 2011- Police thwarted a plot
by Bokos to bomb an ANPP
election rally in Maiduguri, Borno
-Apr 2011- The day before the
original date of Nigeria’s
legislative elections, suspected
Boko Haram members attacked a
police station in Bauchi.
-Apr 2011- A polling center in
Maiduguri was bombed.
-April 2011-Bokos bombed
Maiduguri office of the
Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) was bombed,
and several people were shot in a
separate incident on the same
-Apr 2011-Bokos killed a Muslim
cleric and ambushed several
police officers in Maiduguri.
-Apr 2011- Bokos Haram freed 14
prisoners during a jailbreak in
Yola, Adamawa State
-May 2011-Bokos rejected an
offer for amnesty made by the
governor-elect of Borno state,
Kashim Shettima
-May 2011-Bokos was blamed for
a series of bombings in northern
Nigeria on May 29, 2011 that left
15 dead.
-Jun 2011- Bokos claimed
responsibility for a bombing
attack on the police force
headquarters in Abuja. Officials
believed that the attack was the
first suicide bombing in Nigeria's
history and that it specifically
targeted Police Inspector-General
Hafiz Ringim -Jun 2011, Bokos
carried out a bombing attack on
a beer garden in Maiduguri
according to officials and
witnesses. Militants on
motorcycles threw explosives into
the drinking spot, killing about 25
people -June 27, 2011, another
bombing in Maiduguri attributed
to Bokos killed at least two girls
and wounded three customs
officials. –Jul 2011, a bombing in a
beer garden in Maiduguri
attributed to Bokos killed at least
20 people.
-Jul 2011, a bombing at the All
Christian Fellowship Church in
Suleija Niger State -Jul 2011
University of Maiduguri closed its
Institution down citing security
-Aug 2011-Muslim Cleric Liman
Bana was shot dead by Bokos. He
died after sustaining gunshot
wounds while walking home from
conducting prayers at the main
mosque in Ngala.
-Aug 2011-UN headquarters in
Abuja was blown up by a suicide
car bomber, leaving at least 21
dead and dozens more injured. A
Boko Haram spokesman later
claimed responsibility. 4 men
appeared in an Abuja magistrates'
court charged with organizing the
bombing, and were remanded in
custody to a federal high court
- Oct 2011-Police suspected that
members of Boko Haram shot
and killed politician Modu
Bintube outside of his home in
-Oct 2011-Spokesman Abu Qaqa
indicated that the militant group
had slain Alhaji Zakariya Isa, a
NTA journalist, claiming that he
was a government informant.
-Nov 2011: A series of
coordinated attacks in Borno and
Yobe states, around Damaturu,
killed at least 67 people, leaving a
new police headquarters in ruins,
and government offices burned.
A Boko Haram spokesman told
The Daily Trust newspaper that it
was responsible for the attacks
and promised more.
-Dec 2011. Boko Haram is
profiled in Janes intelligence
review as a political pawn for
Nigerian power brokers.
There is need to change strategy.
The most effective strategy to
achieve our goal: To cause
sectarian war between Christians
and Muslims in Nigeria; will be to
bomb churches, when we bomb
churches, Christians will revenge
and there will be endless circle of
revenge that will to religions war.
Bomb churches.
-Dec 2011, Boko Haram claimed
responsibility for bomb attacks on
churches across Nigeria
Are the bomb throwers in Sapele
helping or hurting Bokos?
Do the Sapele bomb throwers
understand its enemy: Bokos?
Revenge is not justice. It’s a quick-
fix. It will not give justice to those
killed in Mandala or Jos; rather it
will create more innocent victims.
None of the 7 hurt in Sapele
threw bomb in Mandala or Jos,
they may not even be supporters
of Bokos. When you allow a
violent group like Bokos to
change your way of life, your
culture of peace and civility, then
you are the loser, you’ve been
defeated by Bokos, Bokos is the
Those who threw bomb at
innocent Islamic students in
Sapele are not different from
those who threw bombs into
churches in Mandala and Jos.
Revenge is unchristian; it spawns
an endless cycle of violence. What
Nigeria needs right now is a long
term solution to these man-made
problems, we must fast forward
these short term violent solutions
because it is a bad movie, we
need to go straight to the better
movie, the long term solution.
Although, the bomb throwers in
Sapele will get some immediate
gratification because they feel
wronged, killing more innocent
people is not the solution.
Although, it will send a message
to Bokos that it has no monopoly
of violence. However, only sick
people will support the killing of
innocent people regardless of
tribe or religion.
According to William Mikulas, a
professor of psychology at the
University of West Florida. "With
revenge, you are coming from an
orientation of anger and violence
or self-righteousness: 'I want to
get him, I want to hurt them … I
want to make them pay.' You're
coming from a place of violence
and anger and that's never
Nigeria needs a sovereign national
conference; it needs a non-violent
conflict resolution strategy to
solve the problem.