Abubakar Shekau is considered Boko Haram's most ruthless commander

Boko Haram: A Growing Threat in West Africa

WASHINGTON—Eighteen months ago the world awoke to the kind of news that gives every parent nightmares: almost 300 young girls had been kidnapped from a school in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.

Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria.

As most of those girls still remain missing, we take a look at the group responsible.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Watch them wither under a new hashtag offensive!

    • mobuyus

      Yup a new hashtag offensive combined with soft power ought to do it.

      • ntt1

        is soft power attained similar to soft boiled egg? three minutes under the heat then taken off?

        • mobuyus

          You are correct, though you would have to cook the egg while wearing pink underwear to get the full soft power effect.

  • ntt1

    I can’t understand why those girls are still missing didn’t michelle obama take time out of her day to write” bring back our girls” then send it out as a selfie? this is major effort yet somehow boko haram remains steadfast. maybe michelle should have used red felt marker instead of black.