Maiduguri, also called Yerwa, is the capital and the largest city of
Borno State in north-eastern
Nigeria. As of 2007, 1,197,497 live in the city. Maiduguri was founded in 1907 as a military outpost by the
Boko Haram was founded in Maiduguri in 2002. Since then, the city has been target of many
terrorist attacks by the group.