Four students walk in Chibok following their escape from Boko Haram.
“In the wake of the military’s failure, parents banded together and raised money to send several of their [members] into the forest to search for the girls. The group came across villagers who persuaded the parents to turn back. They told the parents that they had seen the girls nearby, but the insurgents were too well armed. Many of the parents had just bows and arrows.”
More than two hundred schoolgirls, ages 12-17, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria two weeks ago, have been sold as wives to Islamist fighters abroad for $12 each.
187 are still being held hostage.
“The attack was one of the most shocking in Boko Haram’s five-year uprising in which thousands of people have been killed across northern and central Nigeria. …
Boko Haram’s name translates as “western education is forbidden” and it has repeatedly attacked schools during an insurgency aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.
The Islamists have set schools on fire, massacred students in their sleep and detonated bombs at university campus churches.”
“There were forty million people killed in WW ll, the most devastating war in history. There have been FOUR times that many girls killed by their own parents; either when they were born by strangulation, or by abortion after finding the sex through sonograms.”
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