At Least 91 Girls and Boys Said to Be Abducted in Nigera; Boko Haram Suspected


At least 91 people – more than 60 women and girls, and 31 school boys – were abducted last week by suspected Boko Haram militants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses.

Local media reported about 60 people were abducted in attacks on villages south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, between Thursday and Saturday.

The attack comes as more than 270 school girls are still held by Boko Haram, more than two months after their abductions from a school in Chibok town in April. Several dozen of the girls managed to escape.

About 30 people were reported to have been killed by the extremists in the latest attack. Elderly residents fled their homes, trekking 15 miles to seek help.

What are they doing? Are they accomplishing anything other than promoting pain and suffering? I have come to the conclusion that I’m living in the wrong world.

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Nigeria is a relatively small county but has a large population (175 million) and a fairly large oil supply. The southern portion of the country has access to the sea and has historically been the richer portion of the country. It is also mainly Christian. The north is much poorer and mainly Muslim. The country itself was created by the British for its own purposes, so there is a mix of cultures within the country that did not always get along.

Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa and number 26 in the world due to recent growth, much of it due to oil. Throw in a long history of corruption and you might see what is going on; a very unequal (even by African standard) distribution of opportunity and resources.


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