The Nigerian military are hustling backwards in their efforts to rescue the hundreds of kidnapped school girls from the clutches of Boko Haram Islamic terrorists.
It is being reported that eight more girls were snatched away overnight, along with livestock and other food sources.
Reports The Guardian:
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight girls aged between 12 and 15 from a village near one of their strongholds in north-east Nigeria, police and residents say.
“They were many, and all of them carried guns. They came in two vehicles painted in army colour. They started shooting in our village,” said Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe, where the attack happened on Monday night.
“Many people tried to run behind the mountain but when they heard gunshots, they came back. The Boko Haram men were entering houses, ordering people out of their houses.”
The military’s inability to find the girls has led to protests in the north-east, Abuja and Lagos, the commercial capital. More are expected on Tuesday in Abuja, just as delegates will be collecting their badges to allow them entry to the hotel where a World Economic Forum meeting on Africa will take place from Wednesday to Friday.
A bomb in Abuja killed 19 people last week, another event that has embarrassed the government before the forum.
The organization’s leader Abubakar Shekau bragged and teased the general public about the crimes they committed just yesterday, May 5. A Twitter campaign, “#BringBackOurGirls,” spearheaded by celebrities and political was started in efforts to raise awareness to the situation, but not much else.
Watch the outrage the new kidnappings have sparked in the video below.