The animals who killed these children are reported to be members of the Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sacrilege.” The school is the Government Secondary School in Yobe state, a boarding school. Terror reigns around these schools in Nigeria. This only one of many attacks. Perhaps as Obama’s half-brother George expressed in his interview with Dinesh D’Souza, Kenya would would have been better off if the British had not left (paraphrased) – so might Nigeria be better off. Note that the article below refers to the UK as “former colonizer Britain,” which is now promising to help Nigeria with their “terrorism” problem.
“We were sleeping when we heard gunshots. When I woke up, someone was pointing a gun at me,” Musa Hassan, 15, told The Associated Press of the assault on Government Secondary School in Mamudo village in Yobe state.
He put his arm up in defense, and sustained a gunshot that blew off all four fingers on his right hand, the one he uses to write. His life was spared when the militants moved on after shooting him.
Hassan recalled how the gunmen came armed with jerry cans of fuel that they used to torch the school’s administrative block and one of the dormitories.
“They burned the children alive,” he said, the horror showing in his wide eyes. Source – read it all here.
Some children were shot, including two brothers. A teacher, Mohammed Musa was also shot. In another incident, the headmaster of another school and his entire family were shot dead. The stories of school atrocities by Boko Haram are unthinkable. An entire country can’t turn the tables on these animals?
This snippet of an opinion piece from Naija.com explains the oddity: Forget Boko Haram, let me introduce you to the real Nigerian terrorists:
Now that it is so convenient for everyone to blame and curse Boko Haram, how many of us have had introspections on the fact that some amongst us in this country are deadlier in thoughts, sneakier in schemes and ruthless with precision in the execution of malevolence…
Not many of us will forget in a hurry the heroic demonstration of bravery from the government and citizens of America recently. When the Tsarnaev brothers dared to hit a hitherto bomb-rested United States in the tragic Boston misadventure, the government unleashed an overwhelming security machinery to restate its irrevocable zero-tolerance for terrorism. From Dogs to Robots to Cameras to a whole city lock-down, the whole world watched an unwavering nation in the act of spontaneous response to the plight of her citizens. In Nigeria, we have become prostrate even in the hands of robbers, kidnappers and adult-grabbers! We vote security funds in yearly state budgets round the tiers of governance but who dares ask what it gets spent on?
Especially since only few (if any) of our leaders could boast of Thomas Jefferson’s classic integrity as he savored the “pleasure of having added nothing to his private fortune during his public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty”! The nation is reading with customary derision our social script of tragi-comedy between the federal and Lagos state government over a crucial live-saving security concern as the supply and installation of CCTV Cameras purportedly valued at 40m dollars! The bemusing controversy rages on while defenseless citizens fall prey.
If our leaders were patriotic and upright and have secured every nook and cranny of the nation under security monitoring, we probably would not be in this embarrassing security comatose to the alarming extent that even armed law-enforcement officers became casualties and Prisoners of War in the Alakyo operational absurdity!
The British, referred to as “former colonizer Britain,”pledged their support to help Nigeria fight terrorism. The CIA Factbook describes the government of Nigeria consisting of English common law, “traditional” law and Islamic. Therein lies the problem. If you live in a country with Islamists in governance, your children will never be free. Related: al-Qaeda in Egypt, Four Boys Thrown From Water Tower