In this episode of African Perspectives our host Lawrence Mlotshwa and his guests T. K. Mughogho, and Oscar Mushapaidze disscuss the growing challenges of Boko Haram.
Nigeria’s violent militant group Boko Haram has continued to terrorize the country, leaving several dozens dead. The homegrown terrorists burned children alive during an attack on the Dalori village and nearby camps, killing 86 people. Boko Haram extremists reportedly firebombed huts, followed by burning explosions from three suicide bombers for nearly four hours. A source said 86 bodies were collected and that another 62 people were being treated for burns. Boko Haram has been attacking small villages in Nigeria, usually through the use of suicide bombers, since the military last year drove them out of towns and villages in northeastern Nigeria. The 6-year-old group has killed about 20,000 people and driven 2.5 million people from their homes. Watch the first part of the video to see what the guests had to say concerning the growing challenge of Boko Haram.
Boko Haram‘s radical savagery is escalating, along with the number of people killed by the terror group. As the world remains transfixed on ISIS, Boko Haram has bombed schools, churches and mosques; kidnapped women and children; and assassinated politicians and religious leaders alike. The Islamic extremist group based in northern Nigeria killed 6,644 people in 2014, an increase of more than 300% from the previous year, according to the latest tally from the Global Terrorism Index. It killed more people than ISIS, which it reportedly pledged allegiance to last year, the tally says.
In the second video, our guests proffer solutions to the growing challenge of Boko Haram. T. K. says, “The funding that the terror networks have, allows them to do what they do. What can assist to limiting funding to terror groups is to reduce the amount of high value notes, i.e US Dollars, Euros, and the Pound Sterling available in the market, because high denomination notes are more difficult to trace than the smaller value notes. Watch this video for more.