Boko Haram Attack Kills 300

Boko Haram Attack Kills 300
  • According to various sources, a Boko Haram attack on Nigeria’s northeast town of Gamboru Ngala has left at least 300 hundred dead as gunmen burnt down many buildings and fired on civilians.
  • The town was left unguarded as soldiers there had been redeployed to rescue  more than 200 school girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram earlier. A ransom of $300,000 has been announced for anyone providing information leading to the rescue.
  • In another kidnapping, more than 11 young girls were kidnapped close to Boko Haram’s base.
  • The country’s flaccid rescue efforts have been criticised by many,especially after Boko Haram’s leader released a video threatening to sell the girls as slaves.
  • It has received offers of help from US, UK, France and China, which have set up various committees to help with the search and rescue plans.
  • The Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s acceptance of military support indicates its inability to contain the 5yr old Boko Haram upraising by itself.
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Exams Perspective:

  1. Boko Haram
  2. Terrorism in Nigeria