Boko Haram Kidnap More Innocents: Release The Hastags!
Boko Haram loons have abducted more innocents in Nigeria.
The New York Times:
Scores of young women have been kidnapped in new abductions by Islamist militants in Nigeria, according to local journalists, a Roman Catholic bishop and news reports…
The kidnappings took place Saturday in a mountain village near the border with Cameroon, a Boko Haram stronghold, said Bishop Stephen Mamza, who is from the area but now officiates in the state capital, Yola.
The bishop described a situation much like the one last April when more than 200 schoolgirls were taken from Chibok in neighboring Borno State, a kidnapping that attracted worldwide attention. The fate of those girls still seems unresolved, despite government claims that a deal for their release is in the works.
Residents of Wagga told the AFP news agency that gunmen suspected to belong to the Islamist group had abducted about 40 women from their village.
Lazarus Baushe, a community said: “They left 1,500 naira [approximately $9] and some kola nuts in each home where they seized a woman, apparently as a bride price.”
Four days ago, there was news of a ceasfire:
Relatives of the more than 200 girls taken by militant group Boko Haram in Chibok, northern Nigeria expressed hope yesterday that a ceasefire deal said to have been signed between the Nigerian government and the Islamist group will end their nightmare and bring their families home.
What can the West do to free the innocence and bash the Islamist nutjobs? Tim Blair spots the army: