Boko Haram group has terrorized Northeastern Nigeria since some group of people started its operations. The insurgency started in 2002 when Mohammed Yusuf, a well- known preacher, and proselytizer of the Izala sect of Islam in the Maiduguri region of Nigeria, began to radicalize his discourse to reject all secular aspects of Nigerian society.
Many insurgents under the terrorist group were arrested by men of the Nigeria Army and were kept in detention. The suspected terrorists took a surprising step by deciding to settle their prolonged detention in court.
The militants who were reported to have spent almost twelve years in Lagos State prison have approached the Federal High court to declare their detention as illegal and unconstitutional. Their detention without trial was said to violate their rights. They also prayed seeking an order of perpetual injunction stopping the government from any form of interfering with their fundamental rights.
The suit with number FHC/L/CS/166/2021, has the Attorney General of the Federation, the Controller General of the Correctional Service, and the Inspector General of Police, the National Security Adviser (NSA) as the respondents.
Some of the major attacks by the insurgents are the attack of Baga town where they killed up to 2, 000 people between 3 and 7 January 2015. This is recorded as the largest massacre by the Insurgency. Others are January 20, 2012, attacks in the city of Kano, with series of bomb attacks and shooting sprees mainly targeting police stations. 187 people were reportedly killed, while over 40 people were wounded during the attack. Also, we couldn’ t forget the abduction of hundreds of students at Chibok Girls College in 2014. Although some of the girls escaped a number of them are still in captivity.
These are a few of the attacks by the terrorist group. Although the government is trying to put a stop to their operation, it seems that they are determined to attack for more years to come.
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