It was established in 2002 as a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist faction upholding a strict type of Sharia law and its long haul objective is the foundation of an Islamic state in Nigeria and the restriction of what it sees as the westernizing of Nigerian culture that has concentrated the abundance of the nation among a little military/political tip top, basically in the Christian south of the nation. At present the nation has a religious statistic of around 46% essentially Sunni Muslim dominatingly in the north of the nation and approximately 53% Christian.
Up until 2011, the gathering was dynamic primarily in battles of little scale culpability, for example, kidnappings, bank thefts, blackmail and low level insurrection, yet this changed with its initially IED assault against the UN HQ in Abuja which executed 11 UN authorities and 12 others. Since that episode, the gathering has raised its profile by the murdering and kidnapping of nonnatives.
legislators, religious pioneers, security powers and regular folks and all the more as of late by the snatching of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, an occasion which push Boko Haram decisively into the universal media spotlight.
Toward the end of 2013 they changed their attempt at manslaughter strategies and focused on the control of swathes of region in upper east Nigeria, territories the Nigerian military have been not able oust them from.