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Parents of more than 120 kidnapped students in Nigeria plead for help

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The US has to stop ignoring these Islamic terrorist attacks in Nigeria. The EU has to do its share too.

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The US doesn’t need to get involved in any more foreign wars. The people on the ground need to learn to take care of themselves.

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Tragic. What else can you say? And the Nigerian government can't or never does anything about it.

This wasn't the first time and it won't be the last time.

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Tragically such school abductions are becoming common in northern Nigeria, where nearly 1,000 students have been kidnapped from schools since December.

Truly a tragedy. North Nigeria is a breeding ground for Islamic extremists. These terrorists are rampaging through the country attacking vulnerable schoolchildren.

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The people on the ground need to learn to take care of themselves.

Because arming and training the happy local fighters and friendly militias worked so well in Afghanistan, Iraq, Columbia….

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Because arming and training the happy local fighters and friendly militias worked so well in Afghanistan, Iraq, Columbia….

No, nor did I claim it had or the the US needs to be involved at all.

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The government statement was the children were abducted by armed criminals, not Islamic terrorists. The abductions have been happening in the central and west parts of the country. The previous Boko Haram abductions were in the NE.

The country is suffering from poverty and unemployment. With all the oil resources people should be having the basic needs of living but decades of government corruption had created the current economic problems.

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"Kidnappers who abducted more than 120 students from a boarding school in Nigeria's Kaduna state warned that the children could starve unless parents supply them with food, parents and the head of the Kaduna Baptist conference said on Wednesday. Parents of those missing told Reuters that the kidnappers promised the children would be safe if parents delivered rice, beans, palm oil, salt and stock cubes. They said abductors told them that a ransom demand would follow."

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P. SmithToday  01:50 pm JST

No, nor did I claim it had or the the US needs to be involved at all.

Sounds like a domestic issue that the sovereign nation Nigeria needs to handle, by hunting down the Islamic terorrists itself huh?

zichiToday  04:02 pm JST

The government statement was the children were abducted by armed criminals, not Islamic terrorists. The abductions have been happening in the central and west parts of the country. The previous Boko Haram abductions were in the NE.

The US government calls them terrorists.

What do you call Islamic terrorists who are armed?

The armed criminals are Muslims. They are terrorists by definition. You can call them many things. Armed criminals, armed Islamic terorists. I don't understand the need to try and split hairs.

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Poor Kids, Corrupt leadership, Corrupt security, Corrupt system failed them all the way.

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Public affairs analyst Malam Bashir Mohammed has attributed the disturbing rise of kidnappings to poverty, unemployment and greed.

Ah yes, the usual excuse. Anything but political islam, which must not be mentioned.

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Correction... abducted children.

They say that they were shooting sporadically, but not that anyone died. It is still tacky.

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zichiJuly 8  04:02 pm JST

The government statement was the children were abducted by armed criminals, not Islamic terrorists. The abductions have been happening in the central and west parts of the country. The previous Boko Haram abductions were in the NE.

The country is suffering from poverty and unemployment. With all the oil resources people should be having the basic needs of living but decades of government corruption had created the current economic problems.

nigeria's government has also been picking on certain ethnic groups like the Ogani in the SW and the Igbo in the east. The latter case led to the disasterous Biafran War of 1967 - 1970. And some people are still sore about that.

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Looks like the terrorist kidnappers in Nigeria have been aiming more at Christian school girls. This is not the first time. It will not be the last time either.

Is Nigeria a lawless and ruthless state..?

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venzeJuly 9  11:40 am JST

Looks like the terrorist kidnappers in Nigeria have been aiming more at Christian school girls. This is not the first time. It will not be the last time either.

Is Nigeria a lawless and ruthless state..?

No. Plz look at my previous post. The Nigerian government has been picking on various people of different types within- Ogami, Igbo, Tuareg, some Muslims, etc. They got a lot of people there fed up and angry, but that doesn't justify all the abuses like this rash of mass kidnappings. Children always have to suffer from the foolishness of older people.

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