Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon

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Looks like the Boko Haram is now also operating in Cameroon. What a bunch of savages!!!

Nigeria’s Boko Haram strikes again in Cameroon
Published: December 04, 2013

Missionary killed, churches torched around time of French priest’s kidnapping


Cameroon Human Rights Monitoring

A missionary has been killed and several churches set ablaze in attacks by Nigeria’s Islamist group Boko Haram in neighbouring Cameroon.

The Nigerian missionary, David Dina Mataware, with the Christian Missionary Foundation (CMF), was killed on November 13 by suspected Boko Haram militants in Ashigashia, a village which straddles the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

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Boko Haram, Nigerian military in cahoots?...
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Army, Boko Haram Working Together in Parts of Nigeria?
April 05, 2014: WASHINGTON — A Nigerian soldier says he has witnessed incidents that suggest some Nigerian military commanders are working with Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009.
In an exclusive interview with VOA's Hausa service, he described how his military unit, based in the northeastern Borno State region, was ambushed by Boko Haram fighters. The soldier, who did not want to be identified, said the commander of a nearby military unit, based in the town of Bama, recently sought assistance from his unit in carrying out a raid. The soldier said when the two military units joined up, they were given different uniforms. The Bama unit commander gave his own troops green uniforms. The soldier said his unit received tan "desert camouflage" uniforms. When the troops reached the battle area, the soldier said the commander of the better-equipped Bama unit suddenly withdrew his forces, leaving the remaining troops to fend for themselves against Boko Haram fighters.


People look at smoke rising after suspected Boko Haram Islamists attack a military base in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Speaking in Hausa, he said, "We had only light arms and our men were being picked off one after the other." The soldier also said he recognized some of the Boko Haram fighters as his former military trainers in Kontagora, a town near the capital, Abuja. "We realized that some of them were actually mercenaries from the Nigerian army... hired to fight us," he said. This soldier and others have said that too often, commanders have pocketed money that was supposed to be used to help equip units.

Government has no comment

VOA has made repeated attempts to get reaction from the Nigerian government for this story but no officials have been willing to speak on the record. However, in a January 2012 speech, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Boko Haram members have infiltrated his government's executive, legislative and judicial sectors, as well as the police and armed forces. Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in three northern regions where Boko Haram is active, and launched operations to destroy the group's camps. Despite those efforts, though, large-scale attacks have continued.

Soldier's account "credible"

Atlantic Council Africa Center Director Peter Pham said the soldier's account could have merit. "It certainly would not surprise me that it is happening," said Pham. Pham said the goal should be to figure out how and why collaboration between military officers and terror groups could happen. "What’s critical is to understand, if there is this collusion, to understand whether it is a collusion born of corruption, born of desperation simply to avoid combat that would result in casualties for the men under your command, or if it is born of ideological sympathy with the insurgents," he said. Apart from some well-trained elite units, Pham said most of Nigeria's military is "woefully underfunded and under-resourced" in terms of equipment and training.

Effects of "systemic corruption"

E.J. Hogendoorn is deputy director of the International Crisis Group's Africa program. The group recently released a detailed report about the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria. He said Nigeria's military disfunction is part of a broader problem of systemic corruption extending through most government sectors. Hogendoorn says "drivers," such as bad governance and the inability of state institutions to provide basic services, help create a pool of unemployed youth "ripe for radicalization." "We argue that even were Boko Haram to be defeated, if you don’t deal with those drivers, you are not going to be able to stabilize either northern Nigeria or the entire country," he said. Hogendoorn said in order for change to occur, the Nigerian government needs to address corruption and poor governance in a systematic and sustained way.

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A LOOK AT THE NIGERIAN EXTREMIST GROUP BOKO HARAM
Apr 14,`14 -- More than 1,500 people have been killed so far this year in attacks blamed on the Nigerian radical group Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden" in the local Hausa language. The terrorist network's mission is to force an Islamic state on Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation of some 170 million people divided almost equally between Muslims living mainly in the north and Christians in the south.
Nigeria's Islamic extremist insurgency grew out of a 2009 riot led by Boko Haram members in Maiduguri, once home to the group's main mosque, that ended in a security forces' attack that killed some 700 people. The group's leader was shot and killed in police custody, fueling dissent that broke into the open in 2010 with the targeted killings of government officials, security agents and religious leaders who spoke out against the sect.

The killings gradually morphed into the large-scale indiscriminate attacks plaguing Nigeria today, on schools, villages, market places, military barracks, churches and mosques that have led to the deaths of thousands. Boko Haram's message - that Shariah law will end Nigeria's endemic corruption and poverty affecting 70 percent of the nation - appeals to some of the millions of unemployed and ill-educated Muslim youths living in the most impoverished part of the country.

The U.S. in 2013 declared Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization and put a ransom of $7 million on the head of leader Abubakar Shekau. Here is a look at recent major attacks attributed to Boko Haram, with some of the highest death tolls:

--April 14, 2014: A massive explosion believed caused by a bomb buried in the ground rips through a bus station during the morning rush hour in Nigeria's capital, killing at least 71 people and wounding 124.

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Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71 on edge of capital
Mon Apr 14, 2014 - A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja.
President Goodluck Jonathan pointed the finger of suspicion at Boko Haram, although there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Islamist militants who are active mainly in the northeast. As well as the dead, police said, 124 were wounded in the first attack on the federal capital in two years. Visiting the scene, Jonathan denounced "the activities of those who are trying to move our country backwards" by staging such an attack. "We will get over it ... The issue of Boko Haram is temporary," he said, imploring Nigerians to be more vigilant in the face of suspicious characters.

Security experts suspect the explosion was inside a vehicle, said Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, director of search and rescue operations. The bus station, 8 km (5 miles) southwest of central Abuja, serves Nyanya, a poor, ethnically and religiously mixed satellite town where many residents work in the city. "I was waiting to get on a bus when I heard a deafening explosion, then saw smoke," said Mimi Daniels, who escaped from the blast with minor injuries to her arm. "People were running around in panic."


Bomb experts search for evidences in front of buses at a bomb blast scene at Nyanyan in Abuja

Bloody remains lay strewn over the ground as security forces struggled to hold back a crowd of onlookers and fire crews hosed down a bus still holding the charred bodies of commuters. "These are the remains of my friend," said a man, who gave his name as John, holding up a bloodied shirt. "His travel ticket with his name on was in the shirt pocket." The attack underscored the vulnerability of Nigeria's federal capital, built in the 1980s in the geographic centre of the country to replace coastal Lagos as the seat of government for what is now Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer.

Boko Haram militants are increasingly targeting civilians they accuse of collaborating with the government or security forces. Amnesty International estimates the conflict has killed 1,500 people in the past year. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki condemned the bombings and said the United States stood with Nigerians as they grapple with "violent extremism." "We are outraged by these senseless acts of violence against innocent civilians," Psaki told a regular news briefing. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "shocked and saddened by the many lives lost today in the bomb attack." "The perpetrators of this attack, and those responsible for the continuing brutal attacks in the northeast of the country, must be brought to justice," he said.

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lol--I have been thinking about that song.

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Kidnapped Nigerian girls: We must act fast against Boko Haram terrorists | Fox News

If you are interested--somewhere in there it says--'if it had been 200 blonde/blue eyed girls' would there be more outrage?

Tired of hearing that. I am outraged---but unless the government of Nigeria 'steps up'--not certain what can/should be done.

If there is any credibility --the US has supposedly been providing support/money for quite some time. The government of Nigeria hasn't been that receptive to outside support.

We'll see how they respond to the additional help that will now be provided. Do I think the US should send military forces? I don't know. The likelihood of disaster seems high--

Plenty of outrage over the results of 'good intentions'--the proverbial road to h@ll.
 

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The U.S. last year put a $7 million dollar reward on the head of the leader of Boko Haram.

Which brings up the question: "Why is the American tax payer forced to finance the reward for a foreign criminal who hasn't done anything to the U.S. ?? " . :cool:
 

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The U.S. last year put a $7 million dollar reward on the head of the leader of Boko Haram.

Which brings up the question: "Why is the American tax payer forced to finance the reward for a foreign criminal who hasn't done anything to the U.S. ?? " . :cool:
Alot of good putting out a reward for this asshole does.

He's probably bragging about it.

Maybe Obama can do something about this other than talk.
 

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The U.S. last year put a $7 million dollar reward on the head of the leader of Boko Haram.

Which brings up the question: "Why is the American tax payer forced to finance the reward for a foreign criminal who hasn't done anything to the U.S. ?? " . :cool:
Alot of good putting out a reward for this asshole does.

He's probably bragging about it.

Maybe Obama can do something about this other than talk.
I don't understand why the U.S. needs to get involved in the internal affairs of Nigeria?

Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa and it's government has plenty of money.

Actually, I think I just answered my own question. . :cool:
 

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The U.S. last year put a $7 million dollar reward on the head of the leader of Boko Haram.

Which brings up the question: "Why is the American tax payer forced to finance the reward for a foreign criminal who hasn't done anything to the U.S. ?? " . :cool:
Alot of good putting out a reward for this asshole does.

He's probably bragging about it.

Maybe Obama can do something about this other than talk.
I don't understand why the U.S. needs to get involved in the internal affairs of Nigeria?

Nigeria is the largest oil producer in Africa and it's government has plenty of money.

Actually, I think I just answered my own question. . :cool:
We've got Special Forces in the area. Have had them there since I was in.

This is an opportunity for Obama to act like a hero. He's going to tell them to do something, and put our guys at risk so he can take all of the credit.

I think the locals need to take care of this sick asshole.

Just turn him and his bros into a greasy spot on the wall. Problem is, he's just one of many of these groups that get their jollies raping and murdering. These are your peaceful Muslims on Khat.


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The U.S. last year put a $7 million dollar reward on the head of the leader of Boko Haram.

Which brings up the question: "Why is the American tax payer forced to finance the reward for a foreign criminal who hasn't done anything to the U.S. ?? " . :cool:
Alot of good putting out a reward for this asshole does.

He's probably bragging about it.

Maybe Obama can do something about this other than talk.
I don't understand why the U.S. needs to get involved in the internal affairs of Nigeria?
Maybe to prevent it from becoming the African version of Afghanistan?
 

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................................................^^ The people in the pictures are Somali's .........just saying. . :cool:
How can you tell?
I used to attend a mosque that had many Somali people as members.

So I can easily spot a Somali person because they have certain facial features.

Plus the woman in the picture is definitely wearing Somali style hijab.


I am not sure if Nigerians chew khat since they are on the other side of Africa from Somalia?? .. :cool:
 

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Personally I think we need to stop helping Muslims because they have it strange habit of turning on their liberators......

Just sayin.
I wish--'someone' would say how they think this will work out.

I heard that it will be incredibly difficult to coordinate a rescue mission. The girls could be held in separate houses---and each location would have to be identified if a team were to attempt a rescue. If the captors had any advance warning it is likely the girls would be killed.

On the other hand--a Nigerian official was shown telling a parent--'It is better that you think of your daughter as dead'.

One way or the other it seems this group--and other groups?--will have to be dealt with.

The only thing that sounded hopeful was that drones might be useful in searching for the girls.

I don't know who should be the next POTUS--I know I will be thinking about things like this when I make that decision.
 

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Personally I think we need to stop helping Muslims because they have it strange habit of turning on their liberators.....
And that statement contains the seed of the problem.

Americans call it "liberating" people.

Whereas the people of the country experiencing the so called liberation are in fact being "invaded and occupied" by foreign troops. . :cool:
 

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................................................^^ The people in the pictures are Somali's .........just saying. . :cool:
How can you tell?
I used to attend a mosque that had many Somali people as members.

So I can easily spot a Somali person because they have certain facial features.

Plus the woman in the picture is definitely wearing Somali style hijab.


I am not sure if Nigerians chew khat since they are on the other side of Africa from Somalia?? .. :cool:
Better be sure before you make a statement like that.

The one noticeable trait of some tribes in Somalia is the round forehead, but not all of them look like that. My nephew has that round forehead and round face. Some of them look like any other African tribe. Kenyans tend to have an oval face. Many of the females look like Janet Jackson when she was preforming.

Khat is popular in Somalia because it's cheap. It's a powerful narcotic and tends to make one reckless. Chewing that stuff makes them do some crazy things.
 

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The one noticeable trait of some tribes in Somalia is the round forehead, but not all of them look like that. My nephew has that round forehead and round face. Some of them look like any other African tribe. Kenyans tend to have an oval face. Many of the females look like Janet Jackson when she was preforming.
Somali's who look like your nephew are generally from the southern area Bantu tribe. . :cool:
 

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