Hundreds of students kidnapped in Nigeria's Katsina, frantic parents beg authorities to save boys abducted by gunmen

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/13/hundreds-of-students-kidnapped-in-nigerias-katsina-frantic-parents-beg-authorities-to-save-boys-abducted-by-gunmen.html

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Interesting news outlets avoid naming the Boko Haram whom are notorious for abducting children into their fold, brainwashing/terrorizing them to become child soilders and unwitting brides.

Guess I could be wrong regarding which ‘gang’ is responsible.

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Seems to be well outside of Boko Haram’s territory.

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https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker/conflict/boko-haram-nigeria#:~:text=The%20Nigerian%20military—with%20assistance,civilians%2C%20mostly%20women%20and%20children.

The Nigerian military—with assistance from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger—has pushed Boko Haram out of several provinces in northeastern Nigeria, but the group retains control over some villages and pockets of territory and continues to launch deadly suicide attacks and abduct civilians, mostly women and children.

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Luckily, Trump is right on top of this. From his golf course in Florida, he ceremoniously offered them rolls of paper towels.

For more on this story in Africa’s richest and most populous country, the CNN anchor takes us live to… a white guy three thousand miles away in Johannesburg.

I realise “Africa overlooked” is not a new observation, but the sheer scale of that really hits you sometimes.

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Interesting to see how quickly the government was on top of this when boys were kidnapped,
guns blazing an’ all…

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