Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 2.25.37 PMBoko Haram militants in Nigeria seem to be going after anyone who helps the country find the missing 200+ school girls who were abducted nearly a month ago.

On Monday, the group – whose name means “Western education is sin” – attacked Gamboru Ngala, a remote state capital near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon that was being used as a staging ground for troops during the search. Some of the at least 310 victims were burned alive when the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades into a marketplace crowd and tossed improvised explosive devices, according to witnesses.

Witnesses also say Boko Haram blew the roof off a police station killing 14 police officers.

The U.S., Britain, France, and China have promised to help Nigeria find the girls.

“Every day when I wake up and I think about young girls in Nigeria or children caught up in the conflict in Syria, when there are times in which I want to reach out and save those kids,” said President Obama Wednesday night in Los Angeles. “And having to think through what levers, what powers do we have at any given moment, I think drop by drop by drop that we can erode and wear down these forces that are so destructive.”

U.S. intelligence officials believe the 276 girls abducted last month have been separated, but they also tell CNN it’s unlikely U.S. combat troops will be in involved in operations against Boko Haram.

Nigerian police announced a reward of about $310,000 for information leading to the girls’ rescue. The U.S. calls Boko Haram a terror organization and has placed a $7 million bounty on its leader, Abubakar Shekau.


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  • disqus_mGWbiaLti3

    I wonder which country(ies) provided the rocket-propelled grenades to the guerrilla army in Africa….

    • Get IT!

      What do you mean which countries “provided” the rocket-propelled grenades? You think all countries in Africa are in such a desolate state that everything needs to be provided to them? Many of those grenades are made right there in Nigeria and other African countries. Do not be misled. Many of these African nations have money. The only difference is that their government chooses to withhold it from their citizens. If the American government were to be as stingy with their money and did not aid many of us financially (financial aid, welfare, medicaid, loans, food stamps, etc.) many of us will be looking just as destitute as these other nations we claim are so poor.

  • Samantha K.

    But I thoughts Nigeria and Nigerians are supposedly the most advanced of all black people according to Tiger Mom, recent Clutch Mag articles and various other outlets? Bad comes in all colors and creeds. The moment you consider yourself superior, someone in your tribe will prove you wrong. Bring back those girls. I have to say, I am impressed to see global attention to this. I mean my white friends are so on top of this, they are making me feel bad like I am not doing enough. You know how they do! LOL.

    • Get IT!

      I knew some one was going to bring this up. Maybe you should go reread Tiger Mom’s book. She never said they were the most advanced. She said in terms of “education”, Nigerians are one of the most “educated” and hard working, especially outside of Nigeria. There are actual reports on this. Nigerians hold the most degrees than any other ethnic group, including white people. This is an actual fact. No need to pull a straw man.