News You Really Need To See: “Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kidnap 172 Women, Children in Nigeria”

“Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kidnap 172 Women, Children in Nigeria”

Reuters, December 18, 2014

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/18/us-nigeria-violence-idUSKBN0JW1FP20141218

“Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 172 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, residents said on Thursday.  Although no one has claimed responsibility, the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which abducted more than 200 women in April from a secondary school in Chibok, only 24 km (15 miles) from this latest attack. … Village resident Abba Musa, a maize grinder who survived the attack, estimated the number abducted as 172 after the village did a head count following the assault. … Thousands of people have been killed and many hundreds abducted, raising questions about the ability of security forces to protect civilians, especially around the north Cameroon border where the militants are well established. … News from remote parts of Nigeria that are cut off from mobile communications sometimes takes days to emerge.  A security source confirmed that more than 100 had been abducted and 35 people killed, including the district head.”

Quickie Analysis:  *sigh*

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