The terrorist group Boko Haram last April 14 abducted 276 girls and young students of a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria has struck again. This Monday night, armed men allegedly members of the Islamist sect entered the village of Warabe aboard two vehicles and gunpoint kidnapped eight other girls aged 12 and 15, who were taken to an unknown location along with cattle and stolen food. ” There were many. They came in two painted vehicles like military and started shooting at people “, as they told the Reuters Musa Lazarus, a resident of this town in the state of Borno, on the northeast.
Boko Haram, which on Monday released a video in which its leader, Aboubakar Shekau, claimed the kidnapping of the 276 young people in the town of Chibok, of which 53 managed to escape, and announced that the remaining 223 were to be sold as slaves, has intensified its activity in recent days. Also Monday, dozens of terrorists came through blood and fire in the town of Ngala Gambaru and became his control after its inhabitants fled precipitately to neighboring Cameroon, reports France Presse. Also, two attacks last April at a bus station in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, caused hundreds of deaths.
The radical Islamist group, whose name means ” Western education is sin “, claims that Nigeria become an Islamic state that applies Sharia throughout its territory. In the video released Monday, Shekau, one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, urged his country girls to leave school and marry. Boko Haram takes over ten years to commit attacks and bombings in Nigeria, although its main stronghold is the north of the country and, in particular, the Borno state where these kidnappings have occurred.
Different sources have revealed that many of the girls abducted in mid-April have been sold in neighboring countries such as Cameroon and Chad, both for slaves to be handcuffed to force, for an approximate price of $ 12. The president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, Boko Haram has accused of trying to create instability within days of the start of the World Economic Forum in Abuja. “Terrorism will not stop us,” he said.
However, much of the population accuses the Nigerian government had not been able to solve the problem of terrorist violence in the north and “inaction” in the case of the kidnapped teenagers. The Nigerian president has appealed for international assistance to locate and arrest the young captors. Meanwhile, the UN has warned that terrorists may be considered slavery a crime against humanity and could be persecuted for it, said Rupert Colville, spokesman for Human Rights.