Boko Haram is an islamist terrorist group committed to the propagation of the Prophet's Muhammad's teachings and Jihad (Its Arabic name is: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد, Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad). Better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram. It is a Salafist jihadist terrorist organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria. It is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes man-made laws. Founded by Mohammed Yusuf around 2001, the organisation is a Muslim sect that seeks to abolish the secular system of government and establish a Sharia system in the country.1
The movement, whose name in the Hausa language Boko Haram translates as "Western education is sacrilege" or "a sin". The group has claimed responsibility for attacks that has killed at least 935 people, many of whom are christians, since it launched an uprising in 2009. The sect focuses its attacks mostly on the police, military and government, but has recently increased its attacks on Christian institutions. It says it is fighting enemies who have wronged its members through violence, arrests or economic neglect and corruption2
“Boko Haram’s attacks show a complete and utter disregard for human life,” said Corinne Dufka, senior West Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch.
February 01, 2012
Nigerian word for a caucasian. It is not deregatory. It is just a word used to identify a white person.
The word can also be used to identify an albino due to the fact that they are light skinned.
Also, the word, Oyibo can be used mockingly to call out a Nigerian wannabe trying to act, dress or talk like a white man
1. Mom: Ochuko, look at that Oyibo man's cigar (cigarette)
Son: Mummy, that is my boss
2. Chei!, the sun is really disturbing that Oyibo (albino), look at how he is squinting his eyes.
3. Forget your oyibo formings, who are you acting up for?
A slang for the city of Warri in Delta State, Nigeria. Also used to identify a person from the Warri. Warri is an oil rich city located in the Niger-Delta region of Nigeria.
I am a Waffi man, waffi for life!
Warri is a city in Delta State, Nigeria, with a population of over 300,000 people. Warri is an oil rich city and part of the Niger-Delta region. The people of Warri are mainly the Urhobos, Itsekiris, and Ijaws, but other ethnic groups also live within the city. Warri is predominantly Christian, as is most of Southern Nigeria. The city is known nationwide for its unique Pidgin English.
I am proud to be from Warri, the city is so awesome!
Same as Waffi or Waffiman. It means somebody from Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.
1. I am a waffarian by birth, no matter where I go, I have to represent.
February 01, 2012