More than 230 children seized in Nigerian conflict

| April 21, 2014

As terrorism becomes more of a “tool” for advancing political agendas around the world, there appears to be more and more opportunities for humanity to express its more monstrous side. Perhaps we’re missing something, but it is beyond our comprehension that kidnapping children for any reason would curry sympathy for a cause. Child molesters and killers understandably occupy the lowest rung of criminals found our prison system. Others make their lives miserable. While we are not saying these children have been sexually molested they have been assaulted and those who perpetrate and, or condone attacks on children for any reason deserve the hottest spot in hell. Adults who drag children into conflicts exhibit the weakest of human character. Those who support such monsters might find that after the day of victory, they too one day will end up on the wrong end of these so-called political agendas and find themselves ruined by despots who merely masqueraded as “freedom fighters.”

Chibok abductions in Nigeria: ‘More than 230 seized’

Nigerian forces on patrol in Borno state, April 2013Heavy security in north-eastern Nigeria has not stopped the attacks

Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher has told the BBC – far more than the official figure.

Asabe Kwambura said the parents of 230 girls had reported them missing but 40 had managed to escape.

Earlier, a local state governor said that about 77 of the teenagers had not been accounted for.

Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected to be behind the kidnapping but has not issued any statement.

Some 1,500 people are believed to have been killed in attacks blamed on Boko Haram this year alone.Nicknamed Boko Haram, which means “Western education is forbidden” in the local Hausa language

Launched military operations in 2009 to create an Islamic state

From preachers to slave raiders

What is Nigeria’s Boko Haram?

The group, whose name means “Western education is forbidden”, is fighting to establish Islamic law in Nigeria. It often targets educational establishments.

According to the AP news agency, parents from the school in the town of Chibok told Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima when he visited on Monday that 234 girls had been abducted.

via BBC News – Chibok abductions in Nigeria: ‘More than 230 seized’.

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