They've seized more territory, kidnapped more school girls, attacked the Shias during Ashoura, and now a bloody attack on a school, and it look's like the Nigerian government is powerless to stop them.
This is horrible, may those who have died rest in peace, and find happinesss in the House of the Father.
Praying for the repose of the souls of those who died & for the health & recovery of those injured.
I heard the terrorist dressed as pupils.
A gripe against the Assads in Syria has been the way they have pummeled their opposition in the past but when one sees how Terrorist operate, how does one attack them??? Respect human rights and they use it to their advantage. Hence, the elder Assad shelled a neighborhood mercilessly.
All of that said, Nigeria is still Africa’s most populous nation at over 175 million, this is an unbelievable horror but should possibly be put in some perspective.
One can read Nigerian headlines, they have quite a bit of unrest in this large 3rd world country, it isn’t just Boko Haram.
The earlier bombing from a few days ago, mentioned I believe, was aimed at Shiites: See vanguardngr.com/2014/11/mubi-fg-orders-military-flush-boko-haram-suicide-bombers-kill-23-yobe/
President Goodluck Jonathan said, yesterday, that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists has taken so long because Nigerians were not yet fully united to fight the menace.
Speaking at an interdenominational Church service to mark the country’s 54th Independence celebration, President Jonathan said when Nigerians are fully united, there is no problem that they cannot overcome.
Citing the case of Ebola Virus Disease which Nigeria has effectively contained, President Jonathan said despite political differences, Nigerians were able to unite across political, ethnic and religious divide to fight it.
Still, obviously, reading all of these stories, one would think the worse.
Protest over Delta Epz groundbreaking ceremony: Itsekiri accuse Jonathan of ethnic bigotry -
TSEKIRIS in Delta state have accused President Goodluck Jonathan of encouraging Ijaw agenda to exterminate them following the violent threats from Ijaws of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Area of Delta state which aborted the Tuesday’s scheduled groundbreaking ceremony for the $16bn Ogidigben EPZ project by the President.
In a briefing yesterday in Warri by Itsekiri Leaders of Thought, the ethnic group in Delta said they were ready to approach the United Nations to seek secession and opt for protection under the United Kingdom or United States in line with treaties signed with these foreign powers long before Nigeria’s independence which they claim have not been abrogated.
Hard to make out what some of this means.
And another helicopter crash, the second copter to go down in a week in the Northern embattled areas.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionist and I did not speak out— because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me.’’ Martin Niemoller (1892-1984).
A victim of the Boko Haram insurgency spoke of how her family was virtually wiped out in an interview with Vanguard last weekend. She spoke of how wives were forced to watch as their husbands and soul mates were tied to trees and killed.
Then she spoke these profound words which form the theme for this article; ‘No one can quantify my anguish’. It is the anguish of a person who can’t go home because there is no home to go to.
The place she grew up in and had known as home all her life was razed to the ground and all members of her blood family slaughtered with the exception of her father who managed to escape and may never be found. The friends she went to school with, played with, danced with, and shared tales by the moonlight with are all scattered.
This is horrible. Will this insanity ever stop? Heartfelt prayers for them all.
Like the insanity of Nazism, the insanity of the Islamists is based in violence and military.
The insanity will only stop when the Islamists are defeated, and discredited.
As long as Islam exists there will always be a significant percentage of Muslims who are like this. And since Islam is one of the world’s largest religions even a small percentage equates to millions of Muslims who are either actively involved in these acts of terror or are supportive of it. The way to know if they are Islamic fundamentalists is if they make their women wear the full burka.