More Young Girls, Ages 12-15, Kidnapped By Boko Haram Terrorists From Northeastern Nigeria Overnight
According to Reuters, eight young girls, ranging from the ages of 12-15, were kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram terrorists from a village in Northeast Nigeria last night. Villagers and police say that the girls were taken away in trucks that also held stolen food and animals. Lazarus Musa, a resident of the village, which is Warabe, had this to say about the frightening attack and kidnapping.
“They were many, and all of them carried guns. They came in two vehicles painted in army colour. They started shooting in our village.”
The Boko Haram violence is becoming more prevalent, and the Nigerian government seems incapable of stopping them. More than 200 girls are still being held captive (and have been taken into Cameroon and Chad) by the terrorist group, whose leader, Abubakar Shekau, is threatening to sell the girls. They’re also responsible for two bombings last month in the country’s capital, Abuja, which according to Voice of America, killed almost 100 people.
As we told you yesterday, Secretary of State, John Kerry, said that the US will try to aid the Nigerian government in rescuing the girls, and also in efforts to quell the influence and actions of the Boko Haram. Seeing that they are still kidnapping people’s children and wreaking havoc in not just the North, but in the country in general, something needs to be done about these militants quick, fast and in a hurry.