Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
The evolution of boko haram, its attack on chibok girls and the American amnesty intervetion: A contextual analysis
Author(s): Oberiri Destiny Apuke
Abstract: This study is a contextual analysis that gives an overview of the evolution of Boko Haram, its attack on chibok girls and the intervention of United States amnesty group. The study made use of secondary method of data collection through books, newspapers etc to analyse and come to a logical conclusion. Finding revealed that Boko Haram is an offshoot of the Maitatsine which have almost the same philosophy to fight the government in all reunification, and the situation of the chibok girls is politically oriented as many top officials-oppositions sides are not willing to see the Nigerian Government progress so they are devising every means to blackmail the then government. Findings also revealed that the American Troops failed due to the division they met in Nigeria, no patriotism, no true democracy, nepotism, egotism and an evil mindset is the order of the day. The study recommends that corruption should be thoroughly fought in Nigeria in order to have an effective campaign against the insurgency of Boko Haram.