Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Blog #2: Boko Haram Kidnapps Hundreds, Tells Stories of Chibok Girls

            Nigeria has been battling with Boko Haram for about six years now. Boko Haram seeks to impose a Islamic state across Nigeria. Protest broke out world wide and more attention was brought to this situation when Boko Haram kidnapped more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria. Although the news went national and the US pledged to help find them it has been about ten months and a lot of the girls are still missing. Boko Haram tells them that they should accept the Islamic state says Abigail. Abigail was held by Boko Haram for four weeks before she escaped. On Wednesday the Nigerian President Jonathan promised that all the girls would be brought home alive. 
               This mass kidnapping illustrates Boko Haram boldness and determination to create an Islamic state across Nigeria. 10,000 people have been killed over the last year because of this Islamic uprising. In the ten months since the Kidnapping Boko Haram crime activity has risen. In August they began seizing and holding towns declaring that they would recreate an ancient Islamic caliphate in the region. The fighting is still taking place and have spilled all across the Nigerian boarder. This fight over religious power is growing more and more intense everyday. 
Tamaiya Davis
February 11, 2014

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