This is devastating, heartbreaking. Why is the world refusing to acknowledge what is going on in Nigeria? Why? Families are being massacred. Kids are being kidnapped, raped, and killed by this terrorist group. They have killed just as many was ISIS… more in fact. Here is what USA Today reported:
Members of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram burned children alive as part of an assault in Nigeria that killed 86 people, a survivor of the attack alleged.
The incident happened Saturday night in the village of Dalori in northeastern Nigeria. Two nearby camps housing 25,000 people who have fled Boko Haram were also attacked.
The Associated Press said it spoke to a survivor who said he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children burning to death. Survivor Alamin Bakura told the AP that several of his family members were killed or wounded in the the attack, which lasted for nearly four hours.
A soldier at the scene told the AP that three female suicide bombers blew themselves up as part of the assault, but there was little information about the sequence of events that led to the deaths of the children. USA TODAY was unable to verify the account.
Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper reported that the assault came after claims by the government that Boko Haram militants no longer had the ability to carry out such major attacks other than through suicide bombings. Nigeria previously had said that its military drove the extremists out of towns and villages in the region last year.
You can read the full article here on USA Today website.
Now why isn’t this all over the news like the Paris attacks? Hmmmm… Could race be a factor??? I’ll let you think on that one.
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6 thoughts on “Boko Haram Burns Children Alive”
No race is not the factor. This stuff happens in west Africa so often, it is normalised. Harsh, but true
That’s no reason to ignore it and let it continue happening.
Horrible. I read that and my heart broke. Why can’t these terrorists be stopped? I don’t know if it was on the news because I try to read instead of watch the news. But, I know it is being reported in print.
I feel like they can be stopped, but it will take a big effort from everyone.
This is why we say #BlackLivesMatter