Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram has killed at least 100 civilians in the town of Baga, in northern Nigeria. Some reports suggest the death toll could be as high as 2,000. The group is seeking to create an Islamic state in the border regions of Northern Nigeria. Bok Haram is the same douche bag who kidnapped 200 Chibok schoolgirls on April 14th, 2014 whom are ALL still missing to this day.
This stuff has been going on for over a week and the media coverage has been dismal or next to nothing. How did I find out this was happening you asked? From a post on IG by an upset Hollywood Actor as well as a friend at work bringing this to my attention. This is some messed up shit people.
What’s going on in Nigeria you ask? Well….Boko Haram is trying to take over Nigeria in the only way he knows how – via violence and religious beliefs. Militant groups like Haram are only after one thing – POWER. An estimated 1.6 million people have been driven from their homes during the five-year insurgency, mostly in the Muslim-majority north. The horror stories written about dead women, children and the elderly have been horrific. I can’t imagine anyone coming home to find people chopped up or shot and left for dead, especially small children.
#BlackLivesMatter – be it in Canada, USA or around the world. We need to do something to bring more light to the things happening AND the media should not down play such catastrophic events just because it’s not happening in our backyard. When Paris was getting shot up a few days ago, this was ALL over the news. So…what about Nigeria??
Violence continued over the weekend as Boko Haram fighters are suspected of commissioning a female suicide bomber — reported to be just 10 years old – to strike at market in the main city of northeast Nigeria, Maiduguri, killing at least 10 people and injuring others Saturday. The bomb exploded after explosives were found under the girl’s clothing during a search, according to witness accounts. Two more female suicide attackers killed four and injured more than 40 people in the town of Potiskum Sunday.
What are we teaching the world? Matter of fact…what is really going on in the world? What is the world teaching us? I feel, as a society, we’ve gone backwards by at least 100 years. I am sure MLK and Malcom X (for example) are turning in their graves.
ALL LIVES MATTER!! So….something needs to be done about Boko Haram. Enough is enough!! I don’t know what else to say on this subject other than to bring it to your attention since the media failed miserably at doing so.
#BlackLivesMatter so……..let’s stop acting like the shit aint happenig. Let’s stop acting like racism doesn’t exist. Let’s stop….