Boko Haram是一个在尼日利亚支持伊斯兰教的恐怖组织。他们从事恐怖活动的主要动机是用暴力手段导致平民通过枪击和爆炸的大规模屠杀，尼日利亚政府实现目标的恐怖活动的压力下，反对西方教育和西方文化的影响。Boko Haram的意思是西方教育是罪恶的，为了在公共场合实施他们的思想，恐怖活动被实施，普通平民被迫服从Boko haram的规则。这个团体成立于1980年，是反对西方文化和现代科学的，这是发展国家民主的基础（哈桑，2014）。博科圣地的激进分子称自己是致力于传播伊斯兰真实价值的人们。这个群体是尼日利亚十年来不断壮大的力量，它深深扎根于这个国家的社会发展。这样一个恐怖主义集团的崛起不是偶然的，而是一个非常危险和好战的宗教团体的出现，这阻碍了尼日利亚作为一个民族国家的生存。因为这个团体反对西方文化，因此一直热衷于在尼日利亚流行。由于该人群的毒力开始叫组的maitatsine ‘意味着’一个该死的。最后，集团在全国做了一个声明，读别的书比“古兰经”是异教的罪恶和标志。该组织声称，他们关于伊斯兰教及其教义的美德基于纯洁和伊斯兰教法。
Boko-Haram is a terrorist group favouring Islam in Nigeria. Their main motive of conducting terror activities is of opposing western education and western culture influences with violent means that results in mass killings of civilians through shootings and bombings so that Nigerian government implement their goals under pressure of their terrorist activities. Boko Haram means western education is sinful and for implementing their thought on the common public terrorist activities are undertaken so that common civilians will be forced to follow the rules of Boko-haram. This group was formed in 1980’s for opposing western culture and modern sciences which are the basis of developing democracy in the country (Hassan, 2014). The militants of Boko –haram call themselves as the people committed for spreading true values of Islam. This group had been a growing force in Nigeria since a decade with deep roots social development of the country going back. The rising of such a terrorist group is not an accident but are signals of emergence of a highly dangerous and militant religious group which hampers the survival of Nigeria as a nation-state. As the group is against western culture and therefore ever raged towards its popularity in Nigeria. Due to the virulence of the group people started calling the group as ‘Maitatsine’ which means ‘the one who damns’. Finally the group made a declaration in the country that reading any other book than ‘Koran’ is sinful and sign of paganism. The group claims that their virtues about Islam and their teachings are based on purity and Sharia law.