As John Kerry visited Nigeria to meet with President Goodluck, Boko Haram attacked the key city of Maidguri. President Jonathan Goodluck visited the city only last Saturday.
MSM has never asked Barack Obama a significant question about Boko Haram. Sadly, Bethany Mota, one of the you tubers who recently interviewed Barack Obama, asked one of the toughest questions.
In Obama’s third interview, Bethany Mota asked what more the U.S. could be doing to help prevent more death and destruction in Nigeria at the terrorist group’s hands, Obama said we have tried to help the government there but that it “has not been as effective as it needs to be” when it comes to finding the missing schoolgirls and protecting its citizens.
What? The Michelle Obama sponsored hashtag campaign didn’t work?
Barack Obama told one of the you tubers There’s a lot of bad things happening in the world in the understatement of the year and most of them are directly the result of his foreign policies.
Boko Haram launched an attack on the very important city of Maiduguri in NE Nigeria early Sunday. Tens of thousands of people could be slaughtered in the city of 2 million. The military claimed they repelled the attack but a key town was lost to the terrorists.
Boko Haram is hoping these attacks help topple the Christian president Jonathan Goodluck whose election is upcoming.
Weeks ago, more than 2,000 innocents, mostly women, children and elderly, were massacred in a nearby town.
The human rights group Amnesty International has warned that hundreds of thousands of civilians are “at grave risk”.
Residents of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, say they woke to sustained loud explosions and gunshots. Roads and business were closed by security forces according to the BBC.
One resident on the outskirts of the town told the BBC that “hundreds of thousands of people” were fleeing and that the military was keeping a low profile. Many of the people in Maiduguri have fled other towns captured by Boko Haram.
“Only prayers will save us now, not the military,” one resident said, pointing out that the town’s defenses rely on civilian volunteers.
Another resident said there was a total lockdown of the city, with all businesses closed and no civilian vehicles on the roads.
“Everyone is at home, but there are the civilian vigilantes, the police and the military who are patrolling on the streets,” he said.
This attack has been predicted.
At about 1:00 EST, the Nigerian military said they repelled the attack but another Borno town – Monguno – was captured.
In Monguno, security sources said that the military was overwhelmed by Boko Haram’s firepower. Houses in the town were also being set ablaze.
Reuters reported: “Boko Haram has more power than us and are shelling the town … our colleagues are fleeing,” a soldier in Maiduguri said after speaking to friends fighting the insurgents in Monguno.
“We lost some soldiers and many people died,” the security source said.
Monguno is a serious loss. It removes the last military base before Maiduguri from the northeast.
Kondungo was also under attack.
Local officials say as many as 2,000 are dead though the military puts the number at 150. The dead have yet to be counted.
Nigeria’s death will be a death by a thousand cuts. When can we expect another hashtag campaign, #BringBackOurThousandsofDeadNigerians.