The head of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group in Nigeria, threatened to sell at least 200 little girls. This fundamentalist organization had kidnapped these innocent girls from the northeastern region of the country. Boko Haram militia men entered an elementary school and hauled 200 young girls who were taking their exams. The truck disappeared along with the abducted females.
This latest act by Boko Haram has really disgusted the people of Nigeria. The terrorist group has gone too far in its violence this time around. It’s been half a decade since this Islamist agency has been spreading sickness and brutality in Nigeria.
The leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau in a video threatened that he would sell all these girls off in the market. And he was laughing while he said these words as two gun-wielding men stood on either side. He spoke of how his God had ordered him to sell them and he will obey these divine dictates.
Boko Haram has extended its perfidious activities in Nigeria, a major oil producer. This kidnapping of 200 girls occurred at the same time when a bomb blast killed 75 in Abuja. The name Boko Haram means that “Western Education is Sinful” and the leader of the group makes it clear in the video that the girls were being instructed in Occidental ways.
The kidnapping is a huge blow to the government which has so far been unable to curb the activities of this virulent group. Mass demonstrations broke out after the tragic event. Rescue efforts are underway to reach the abducted girls and bring them back to safety.
One of the protestors, a lady, was arrested temporarily by the government authorities. She was accused of being a troublemaker and of using the kidnapping of the girls as a pretext for mass insurgency.