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Will Nigeria's Girls Ever Be Saved? What's Next in the Desperate Hunt -...
Posted On 05/19/2014 19:56:11 by lagosadmin
People hold candle light during a vigil to mark one month after the girls of government secondary school Chibok were kidnapped, in Abuja, Nigeria, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Nigeria's government is ruling out an exchange of more than 270 kidnapped schoolgirls for detained Islamic militants, Britain's top official for Africa said Wednesday. Boko Haram abducted more than 300 schoolgirls from the school in Chibok in the northeastern state of Borno on April 15. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)[Finish Article... Read More



Bring back Nigeria's young and helpless - The Age
Posted On 05/19/2014 14:56:09 by lagosadmin
There were around 300 of them - schoolgirls who had come to a remote village secondary school to take their final exams. They were rounded up by men in uniform carrying guns, loaded into trucks and driven off. Around 50 girls managed to escape. the remainder are in captivity, and their abductors say they won't be released until their demands have been met. In all, more than 260 of the girls are still missing.[Finish Article ]... Read More



Posted On 05/19/2014 09:56:07 by lagosadmin
Boko Haram’s recent kidnappings of schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state, Nigeria, at least in its explosive aftermath, is reminiscent of the legal cases of two northern Nigerian women, Safiya Hussaini and Amina Lawal, who were sentenced to death by stoning under sharia law in 2002. Though unrelated the stoning sentences were state-sanctioned punishments that were later overturned, and the kidnappings are a criminal act by a terrorist group these cases illustrate how the l... Read More



A Jihadist's Face Taunts Nigeria From the Shadows - New York Times
Posted On 05/19/2014 09:56:06 by lagosadmin
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The exodus of Nigeria's Christians - Telegraph.co.uk
Posted On 05/19/2014 00:02:25 by lagosadmin
Arriving at St Joseph's church in the Nigerian town of Gashua, Father John Bakeni knew he was taking on a tough posting. A flyblows settlement near the northern border with Niger, his new parish was smack in the heart of Boko Haram territory, and in the previous three years, all but a fraction of its 3,000-strong Christian minority had fled.[Finish Article ]... Read More



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