Islam in Nigeria. Boko Haram and Shari’a Law. Shari’a law adopted in 12 northern states in Nigeria. History of Shari’a in Nigeria. Comes from Maliki Law – 8 th century Imam Sunni British colonialism – “indirect rule” Zamfara state first to adopt in 2000 Goal – purification.
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Boko Haram and Shari’a Law
Boko Haram leader Muhammad Yusuf
The group's official name is Jama'atuAhlisSunnaLidda'awatiwal-Jihad, which in Arabic means "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad".
bbc.com July 31, 2009 – Muhammad Yusuf was killed the day this article was published.
Bombing in Damaturu,
northern Nigeria, June 2012