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.