Three years ago the Chibok girl kindapping in northern Nigeria led to an international outcry against the Daesh-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram
Three years ago the Chibok girl kindapping in northern Nigeria led to an international outcry against the Daesh-affiliated terrorist group Boko Haram

At its founding in 2002, the Boko Haram sect initially sought to preach Islam and help educate the impoverished youth of north-east Nigeria.

But far from these roots of helping the impoverished, the internationally recognised terrorist group is severely affecting millions of people in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

The conflict has led to more than 20,000 deaths and displaced 2.4 million people and there no end in sight after almost a decade of bloodletting, vengeance and militancy.

Here's a brief timeline of key moments in the history of the Boko Haram crisis:

Source: TRTWorld and agencies