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Haram

In Islam, anything forbidden. For example, eating pork is considered haram. This is important in finance and economics because many investments, notably futures contracts and anything involving interest, are haram. See also: Islamic finance.
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The governor described the alleged withdrawal of military check-points from Dapchi and other communities, few days before 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) were abducted by Boko Haram, as major pointer to possible conspiracy in the abduction of the schoolgirls and other dastardly acts of the insurgents, asking why no one had been questioned up till now despite conflicting claims by the army and police.
Many of the girls at a local boarding school were whisked to safety when the Boko Haram militants launched their assault on Monday evening in Yobe state.
Boko Haram attacked the village, Dapchi, in Northern Nigeria Monday night.
Eyewitnesses said on Monday that a convoy of pickup trucks belonging to Boko Haram militants descended on Dapchi Village in the Bursari area of Yobe State around 6 pm (1700 GMT), presstv reported.
A], January 17 ( ANI ): The Nigerian army has announced that it has released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have renounced their membership in the terrorist group.
Initially formed as a Nigeria-centric, grassroots Islamist extremist organization, (1) Boko Haram has evolved into a militant movement of transnationalist proportions.
Drawing on 18 hours of secret Boko Haram video obtained by VOA, the documentary reveals a hidden world of torture and executions.
Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state, where Boko Haram has waged a seven-year insurgency to set up an Islamic state, killing thousands and displacing more than 2 million people.
And Boko Haram has been pushed on the defensive, pummelled by a coalition of troops from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger - briefly supported by mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet bloc countries.
Considering the global attention paid to the Islamic State, you would not guess that Boko Haram is actually the world's deadliest terrorist organisation, according to the Global Terrorism Index.
ABUJA -- Nigerian authorities said Friday that Islamist group Boko Haram was planning to carry out suicide attacks in the capital Abuja.
This week, the Nigerian military rescued 338 Boko Haram hostages, mostly women and children, in the group's northeastern stronghold in the Sambisa forest.