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3 Times Boko Haram Has Been Mentioned In Hollywood Movies

The group is responsible for various bomb attacks and various acts of insurgency. One of the most popular attacks by the sect is the kidnapping of 276 girls from the town of Chibok in Northern Nigeria. Boko Haram has gained worldwide attention and has been mentioned in quite a few Hollywood productions. Here are some of the Hollywood series that Boko Haram has been mentioned in.

1. Madam Secretary

Madam Secretary is a political drama that chronicles the life of the fictional US secretary of state, Elizabeth McCord. Season 2  Episode 19 of Madam Secretary titled “Desperate Remedies” aired on Monday, April 10, 2016, honouring the #Bringbackourgirls movement. The episode was about the kidnapped schoolgirls in Chibok and the US attempt at rescuing them.

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2. Six

The series chronicles the operations and daily lives of operators who are part of the SEAL Team Six, which is one of the U.S. Armed Forces primary counter-terrorism units. Six also delved into the Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnappings, and some scenes were shot in Lagos, Nigeria.

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3. State of Affairs

State of Affairs featured an episode in which Boko haram, Nigeria’s terrorist group was discussed. In season 1, episode 3, Boko haram kidnaps 21 girls returning from a soccer match and the US had to plan a secret operation to rescue them.

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Other Hollywood series such as ‘Strike back’ and ’24’ have also made reference to the insurgency group.