Update on the Boko Haram terrorist group, aka “the cowards”

Much has happened since the Boko Haram terrorist group kidnapped two hundred Nigerian schoolgirls nearly two years ago. With the cowardly act, the education-phobic group breached the Western consciousness for the first time. Fancying itself the African office of the current best-known, violent, brain-dead, Islamic-extremist, terrorist organization in the world–ISIS–Boko Haram’s well-armed fighters are against Western education and for sexual slavery.

In other words, they are thugs.

Here’s the most recent news on Boko Haram.

Boko Haram Terrorists Now Financing Businesses in North East Nigeria, Nigerian Bulletin

[T]he terror group is said to have gone into a form of microfinance by providing or promising capital and loans to young entrepreneurs and business owners in northeast Nigeria as a ploy to get them to join the group.

Aid agency, Mercy Corps, reports that Boko Haram is now exploiting the poverty facing most small business owners.

“Boko Haram is tapping into the yearning of Nigerian youth to get ahead in an environment of massive inequality.”

Boko Haram targets geography teachers for assassination, The Week

Boko Haram believes the Earth is flat and that rainfall is an act of God and not caused by evaporation. As a result, it ranks geography teachers in Nigeria alongside security chiefs and senior politicians as prime candidates for assassination.

“Boko Haram insurgents have shown particular distaste for certain subjects like geography and science… Teachers of these subjects are targeted.”

Why Nigeria is the world’s most dangerous place to be… a geography teacher, The Telegraph

The report is timed to coincide with this Thursday’s two year anniversary of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in Borno state in north-east Nigeria. They remain as hostages to this day.

The report says that in Borno, which is Boko Haram’s main stronghold, schooling in 22 out of 27 local government areas has been closed down, depriving hundreds of thousands of children of the right to learn.

“In its brutal crusade against Western-style education, Boko Haram is robbing an entire generation of children in northeast Nigeria of their education,” said Mausi Segun,  Human Rights Watch’s Nigeria researcher.

Boko Haram crisis: ‘Huge rise’ in child suicide bombers, BBC

The girls who are used by Boko Haram for bombings are often drugged and then explosives are strapped to their bodies.

According to the report, Cameroon has the highest number of child suicide attacks, involving children who are as young as eight.

“As ‘suicide’ attacks involving children become commonplace, some communities are starting to see children as threats to their safety,” Unicef’s Manuel Fontaine said in a statement.

“This suspicion towards children can have destructive consequences; how can a community rebuild itself when it is casting out its own sisters, daughters and mothers?”

– The logistics base of the Boko Haram insurgents in Kangarawa, Borno state has been destroyed
– The NAF F-7Ni fighter aircraft on Monday, April 11, carried out air strike on the location on Monday, April 11
– As the place was bombed, Boko Haram insurgents were seen fleeing

In continuation of its fight against Boko Haram insurgency, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully cleared another logistics base belonging to the dreaded terrorist group.

Boko Haram bombed by Nigerian Air Force

Screen grab via NAIJ.com

Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa forest in droves, Nigeria Daily Post

According to Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, “due to aerial bombardment and concerted efforts of the ground troops, and facing imminent annihilation, Boko Haram terrorists have been deserting Sambisa forest in droves trying to disperse to various parts of the country.

“The cowards are running away from their well noted enclave in Sambisa forest for their lives.

“Consequently it becomes necessary to inform the public, especially well meaning Nigerians, to be more vigilant and security conscious.

“The public are please requested to be observant and report any suspicious persons or group of persons to the military or any of the security agencies to enable timely detection and apprehension of the fleeing insurgents before they mingle with the society and commit havoc.

“We would like to reassure the public of the confidentiality of the information provided and reiterate our commitment to the clearance of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.”

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Marty Duren

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