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Nigeria Had Advance Warning of Schoolgirls' Kidnapping

World  (tags: Nigeria, Boko Haram, kidnapping, government, human rights, Nigerian Security Forces, ethics, news, violence, crime )

- 1473 days ago -
At least four hours before hundreds of girls were snatched from a boarding school, Nigerian authorities were aware of Boko Haram's plans--and yet did nothing, says Amnesty International.

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Vallee R (280)
Friday May 9, 2014, 7:34 pm
My opinion is that the US government has something to do with it and it is staged as so many things are these days.

Fiona O (565)
Friday May 9, 2014, 7:37 pm
Val, the US government is not the only greedy government and certainly not the most corrupt.

Justin Vale (13)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 12:00 am
yeah but you guys are expecting the men in the nigerian army to just die. cause that's all that is happening when they encounter the boko. they've only killed 6 real boko since 2009. and the boko have killed thousands of them.
they are not engaging the boko. those operations you see are just stage props for the world press. those operations conducted by the lady with the big behind that runs nigeria's secret police are all acts. she once had some homeless people shot while raiding an abandoned building while the press rode along and claimed the dead people were boko.. the boko have a price on her head. and they will get her. can you imagine? murdering homeless families for press?
the boko are bad people. but in nigeria they're the good guys.

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Saturday May 10, 2014, 4:10 am

Birgit W (160)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:19 am
Heartbreaking to see that women and girls don't count in Nigeria.

ewoud k (68)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 6:42 am
And WHAT if they had known about BOYS going to be kidnapped?

Isn't there a hint of sexism in this 'impossibility of action'?

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:31 am

Lona G (80)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:06 am
It doesn't bode well for the girls now more of the dubious role of the Nigerian government becomes known. The government really couldn't give a toss about the girls until international (media) attention became overwhelming. Now they left it al so late that there is little hope that the girls will ever be found.

Marija M (29)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 12:48 pm

Carrie B (306)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 12:59 pm
Good point Ewoud!

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 2:03 pm
Yep, knew of this one. Noted and otherwise tweeted and tumblr'd.

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 4:53 pm
N/T and have signed many petitions for the safe return of all these young girls, and the anguish all the parents, siblings and relatives are going through. Just the fact that the Govt. knew 4 hours before this happened and did nothing makes me sick.“It amounts to a gross dereliction of Nigeria’s duty to protect civilians, who remain sitting ducks for such attacks,” said Netsanet Belay, Amnesty’s Africa director."Someone has to stand up to Boko Harem or his group is going to get stronger and have even more fire power.Thanks Carrie for keeping the awareness going.

Leanne B (46)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 5:00 pm
This is terribly sad news.

Lyn Romaine (108)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:29 pm
His camp needs to be Napalmed!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 2:44 am
Agreed Leanne. It is just awful.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday May 12, 2014, 5:15 am
I read in the French news today that the kidnappers want to exchange the children for prisoners. I hope the girls are returned soon and unharmed.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:23 am
Was it fear, indifference or were they sympathetic to the boko?
Why did President Bush not act as soon as he had warning of the September 11 attacks? who knows?

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Tuesday May 13, 2014, 1:28 am
Hope that what Gloria has read in the French news is true.

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Thursday May 15, 2014, 12:11 pm
noted and signed the shared petition online, thank you for sharing
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