Boko Haram members, begging for food, surrender in Nigeria [AP]

I’d have to say it sounds like they are being beat. Good, also at linked page, pictures of people of Cameroon marching in the street in support of the Military against BH. There is a bit of a regional effort and the supporters are carrying flags of their home countries.

Boko Haram members, begging for food, surrender in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Dozens of emaciated-looking Boko Haram members begging for food have surrendered in northeast Nigeria, the military and a civilian self-defense fighter said Wednesday.

Seventy-six people including children and women gave themselves up to soldiers last Saturday in Gwoza, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Maiduguri, according to a senior officer.

All are being detained at military headquarters in Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and currently the command center of the war against the Islamic extremists, according to the officer. He insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to journalists.

The detainees said many more fighters want to surrender, a self-defense civilian fighter who helped escort them to Maiduguri told The Associated Press.

Read More At: nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/03/boko_haram_surrender_nigeria.html

Maybe they figured they could try to starve them out?

Let’s continue to say the Rosary for them, as the Bishop there has asked us to do. God Bless, Memaw

Praying for all.

I hope they can get useful information from some of them.

While not front page in the news, they have murdered many thousands of innocent people in Nigeria. I am glad they are being weakened.

I do hope that Boko Haram will eventually be destroyed but then again I also hope that they did receive the food that they need. We are called to love our enemies. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t let justice be served but we should still feed our enemy if he is hungry I think. I could be wrong on that though.

Glad to see Boko Haram is in dire straits. Of all the Daesh affiliates they’re arguably the worst, if the least publicized. Hopefully this is a signal of their impending demise. As for the individuals that are begging for food, I hope they receive it… while in a jail cell while justice is being served.

When you think about it, where do they get their food and supplies?

Cutting that off is a great strategy.

This is a WWJD, a “What Would Jesus Do” situation; we do want to love our enemies.

On the other hand, one wants to see Boko Haram beaten down never to rise again.

They, Boko Haram, put Nigerians in general at risk and specifically the Christians of Nigeria.

At the same time, I’m sure the government has acted heavy handed as well and there are other powerful forces in Nigeria including corruption and other rebels. We probably can not really comprehend how it is.

Perhaps the greatest way to beat down an enemy is with love?

They did it to themselves. They supported theirselves by “taxes” and basically stealing from the areas they occupied and they successfully terrorized the population to the extent that everybody left. You can’t steal food from abandoned fields or sack ghost towns.

The same process is starting in the areas under ISIS control.

It’s funny, the analogy that these groups were spreading like “wildfire” seems even more apt. Wildfire spreads quickly, but eventually it burns itself out because it consumes all the fuel in it’s area after it’s not allowed to spread any farther.

This is in no way being critical, of all things, Madonna said something like this about ISIS after the Paris attack.

One thing we know, Jesus does want us to love our neighbor, somehow we must construct Christian values.

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