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Get caught up on Nigeria's abducted girl crisis - CNN
Posted On 05/10/2014 05:56:07 by lagosadmin
-- It's been more than three weeks since militants from the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group dragged 276 girls out of their beds at a boarding school in northern Nigeria, and still no one knows where the girls are. International assistance has begun to flow into Nigeria, whose president has vowed to end the terror threat plaguing his country. Here's what you need to know to get caught up:[Finish Article ]... Read More

Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable' - CNN
Posted On 05/10/2014 05:56:05 by lagosadmin
-- First lady Michelle Obama condemned the "unconscionable" kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, saying the action was taken by "a terrorist group determined to keep these girls from getting an education." "Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are outraged and heartbroken" over the mass kidnapping by the terrorist group Boko Haram, the first lady said Saturday in the[Finish Article ]... Read More

How Boko Haram imperils Nigeria's future - CNN
Posted On 05/09/2014 09:56:05 by lagosadmin
American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys posted this photo on her Instagram account with this message: "I'm so saddened and enraged that these girls are not back where they belong! Safe at home and at school! Safe with their families! Safe to become the incredible leaders and powerful voices they are yet to be."[Finish Article ]... Read More

Can US apply lessons learned from 'War on Terror' in Nigeria? - CNN
Posted On 05/09/2014 09:56:05 by lagosadmin
-- The leadership of Boko Haram must think they have hit the jackpot. The abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria has been denounced by U.S. President Barack Obama and UK Prime Minister David Cameron. That has given them all the publicity they crave. Their movement is now the top item on all global news channels. If, as I suspect, Boko Haram sees itself as a suicide mission to inspire all Muslims to follow them and wage war on the West, they must feel their hour has come. The... Read More

Amnesty: Nigeria knew of school raid ahead of time, failed to act - CNN
Posted On 05/09/2014 09:56:04 by lagosadmin
-- Nigerian military commanders knew that Boko Haram militants were on their way to raid a boarding school at least four hours before 276 girls were abducted last month, human rights group Amnesty International reported Friday. But commanders weren't able to raise enough troops to respond and so left a contingent of 17 soldiers and a handful of police officers based in the town of Chibok to fend off the militants, the group reported, citing senior Nigerian military officials and "multiple interv... Read More

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