Boko Haram Abducts 200 School Girls in Borno State

200 girls abducted in Borno Bella Naija

This is incredibly disturbing news. Boko Haram has struck again in Borno State. And this time, they have abducted 200 school girls during an attack at a school in North-East Nigeria.

The terrorists allegedly invaded the school in the Chibok region of Borno late yesterday night, and commanded the hostel’s residents to enter four lorries.

Although police authorities have confirmed the attack, the abductions have not been confirmed. However, the abducted girls’ parents have reportedly verified the incident, Punch reports. 

Photo Credit: Punch

47 Comments on Boko Haram Abducts 200 School Girls in Borno State
  • Bleed Blue April 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Waiting for our dear Jonathan to be “saddened” by this news…and then go back to his cosy, comfy Aso Villa

    This is all getting too much :(

    • some hater April 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Or to condemn it and promise the perpetrators will be caught only for Nigerians to forget again after some months sorry, weeks.
      These poor girls will probably be raped and used as sex slaves by these men. the former 20 that were kidnapped have not been found!
      what is really the worth of a Nigerian Life???
      The other day they funded a trip to Jerusalem to pray for Nigeria, all these black hearted politicians were the ones that made it there. will God hear that kind of prayers.
      Instead of sending SSS and soldiers with that same money to go and train and acquire enough arms and intelligence to tackle this local illiterate problem.
      Giving up on this country, not sure my unborn kids would wanna live here.

  • Dora the explorer April 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Why are the authorities still letting kids go to school in places susceptible to boko haram attacks, why?

    • slice April 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      my dear please say that again. isn’t this russian roulette at this point. you send them and just hope and pray nothing happens. god forbid.

  • fiona may April 15, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    this is scary. when did nigeria become afghanistan? i pray a full blown war doest break out. this is beyond normal. this attack seems spiritual. prayers alone cant work. i feel the military rule is better for this country than this so called democracy.

    • food for thought April 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      ….this man ( jonathan’s tenure) has seen so much blood shed. this isnt normal. what exactly do these bokoharam want? will this man leaving power stop all this blood shed? this is confusing …..

  • Enough April 15, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    What is going on??? What is Jonathan Doing? Please how can we get this man impeached seriously, this isnt even remotely confined issue anymore. We cannot sit back and fold our hands any longer while these men get fatter and richer while innocent people die violently!

  • Noble (http://www.lagosconvo.com) April 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Not again! Not again! These guys are running amok while government is busy making lame and uninspiring comments.

  • Joan85 April 15, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Is GEJ “saddened” yet? I can’t deal mehn smh

  • @edDREAMZ April 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Why on earth will this people derive joy in causing harm to we nigerians, The pain and other thing related they have caused us is just really unbearable… Pls, God should really arrest them and change their lives abeg…..
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  • Nonya April 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Seriously?!?

  • Concerned_Boyfriend April 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Unfortunately, this is the “new normal” in Nigeria now. Hide your wife, hide your kids cos the government can’t protect you.

  • motunrayo April 15, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Lord heal our land…. a nation where pervasive insecurity looms….

  • Jay April 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    This is pathetic, now there is no way a president will just not do something at this point, President Jonathan, please what are you doing??????…. Things have completely gone out of hands. Only God can help Nigeria.

  • nikus April 15, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    @ dora i think the question should be who are the parents who are still allowing their wards to be in school in a place like borno at this time?

    • Dee April 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      The children are also not safe at home, Boko Haram raids the villages on a regular basis and they slaughter everything or person in sight. What exactly are the parents supposed to do?

  • Cornelius Leroy April 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I feel pity for your country but can’t your president do something about this barbaric arts

  • Bimpe April 15, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    this is crazy, this is utterly unacceptable. i usually have words or solutions for nearly every problem but i am absolutely gobsmacked. the raid started from 9am – 3pm and you are telling me there was abosolutely no authority to stop this. police men and soldiers could have been flown in within that duration from whatever state, even driving sef. like really? i thought there were suppose to be soldiers in that state? where were they within 6 hours. 6 hours with no officials, it is absolutely unheard of, in broad day light. nah Nigeria has actually deteriorated beyond our imaginations, thats simply it

    • Warri Babe April 15, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Same questions I asked but later read that the soldiers initially deployed to protect the school were shot. No emergency dials? No contact with the Army HQ and I thought the Army Chief had moved his base to Borno…what insolence. A rat dares not misbehave in the territory of a cat, I guess that doesn’t work in Nigeria. Fears of the traumatic experiences these girls might face keeps coming up in my mind….

  • CarliforniaBawlar April 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Is it just me? or is this recipe for another coup-de-tat??
    Problem is we never remember our history…..When shit like this starts to go down every other day…the military guys start to get ideas that they can ‘step-in’ to help ‘re-organize’ the government.

    Now I don’t need a synagogue to make such gloomy predictions….

    • slice April 15, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      i won’t be shocked if they are the ones behind this. but this another level of wickedness from even what the military did back then. at least then they were mostly killing fellow military folks and those who dared to question them. these idiots are going after children

      • CarliforniaBawlar April 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

        Thank God I’m not going crazy…..

    • Iris April 15, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      I wish to God I could say you were delusional, but I’ve been worrying about that same nightmare coming true.

  • ci April 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    i think the best thing to is to divide nigeria because this is unbearable how can a type of thing like this will happen and the gov’t will keep quiet please mr.president have to do something before things get more worse than the first weighed

    • lami April 15, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      How did that work out for sudan? That might be the obvious temporary fix but this is just a result of our problems. Cutting them off is like treating a symptom instead of its root cause. Plus we all know the north can’t function/survive without their oil allocation. If they become their own country, they will probably become what somalia is to kenya

    • onye Ara April 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Divide it into how many parts? I always struggle to understand that suggestion.
      We have a thieving elite who do not care for the rest and Di not even tamper their stealing as a form of disguise. These elite know no ethnic barrier.

  • L April 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I agree! Nigeria was created by the British with the full knowledge that they were forcing ethnicities with completely different cultures to try and get along. Obviously the system is not working- let’s rebuild!! Let the North go and we will start afresh!! Time to move on.

  • Dee April 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    While all these evil is happening our President went to Ibadan to celebrate Olubadan’s birthday and then went to PDP rally in Kano! Says a lot about his priorities

    • onye Ara April 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Says a lot about us that we expect more from the clueless and inept man. A man can’t give what he does not have. Where in his life story did we see inspirational leadership and direction?

  • Temi Tope Adebayo April 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Praying for them! May they come out unharmed. This is terrible.

  • tammy April 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I’m tired in my spirit, mind and body! How long will this go on? When will Jonathan finally decide to take action? When they are no more kids in the north? This is barbaric, and to think it’s happening right here in Nigeria? Well, i never!

  • Meah April 15, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    @ Bimpe, My point exactly!! First question i asked when i saw this headline was ‘how were the girls transported’? were they hid in sacks?? 4 lorries (prolly) moving together in a supposed high-alert area and no security outfit flagged it? common!! Even if they were kids and therefore small in stature, it wont have been childs play to move 200 of them without any form of hassle, which should have given the soldiers time to engage the terrorists.

    Dont know if anyone else sees this but there’s obviously a collusion somewhere. Those military guys know something: either the government is intentionally fanning this to achieve whatever end or some other big shots are overiding the directives of the president and making the soldiers look the other way when they strike. Either ways, this group is political, not religious. And thats a shame because innocent souls are being destroyed in this idiotic political game of chess.

    May God watch over the girls. and punish our leaders while at it!

  • Warri Babe April 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    When I heard about the bomb blast yesterday, was sad..became worse when I heard the president went for a political rally in Kano today: please who does that? Then this, I just shut it down and found something else to pre-occupy my mind…I’m tired!!!!and the tiredness is from within….Few weeks ago, a friend told me he had some questions to ask about Nigeria, was happy and excited seeing it as an opportunity to paint a good image. Alas, all his questions were on BH and all related news on BBC, I felt weak!! Even the international community is aware of the incompetencies of the president.

    The 20 girls abducted months ago are no where to be found, now another set…as much as I encourage prayers for Nigeria, let’s pray for brains and contrite hearts. This govt is very insensitive and abati keeps posting pictures of Jonathan’s visit..is it fair? If any of their family members were involved, would there have been some sanity? Couldn’t there have been at least 48hours of mourning…over 70 lives lost, even chicken killed for consumption trickles some sympathy how much more human beings. As much as i detest the military regime, I hope we don’t have them back ’cause they won’t let go easily this time!

    Also to all our entertainers, please come 2015 forget the money and remember the future of your children…No politicking, stand for the truth and help the ordinary citizen vote right. I read an article by ecetera(hope I got that right) and sincerely exactly what he wrote about entertainers contribution to the Nigerian menace was what I thought about lastweek. Please 2face, Dbanj, Psquare etc, I know we all got to hustle and make the dough but pls make good use of your position as ‘role models’, we can make this work…if only we all make up our minds to. These same old people have had for too long because we’ve failed to know how much power we the followers possess.

    I’ve got so much on my mind to spill out but I guess it’s time for action…our situation has gone beyond words.

  • Koks April 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Hopefully the politicians that brought and are feeding this mess are happy. Jona, can’t defend you here abi you are not reading your reports or the security people are not doing their jobs? Which one is it? I personally don’t believe these folks are operating in a vacuum. Someone is feeding this beast, housing them supplying their backups etc
    Y’all do your jobs

  • onye Ara April 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    According to Wildchild, we need to pray more.
    Funny jokers! I only wishit was a joke.
    What we need is to stop rewarding ineptitude and utter cluelessness. Let is stop electing leaders who have never produced results in the past. This is no fresh air!

  • deb April 15, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    My prayer is that may all the politicians and the top dogs funding Boko haram be destroyed like GOD destroyed Korah and Abiram and may their generations suffer in silence forever with nobody stretching a hand of help. The terrorist are mostly supported by northerners and the northerner are suffering it most. Think people. Anyways for GEJ this thing is easy, deply private independent intelligence and check all boarders. The amount of people in BH are to many for them not to be identifiable, unfortunately, the military is also handicapped, because the generals are making money from supplying ammunition.

  • Emy April 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    This news is somehow. Schools nationwide are on Second Term Holiday. So which of the students those boko boys kidnap? Old news or what?

  • Cancel Reply April 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Nigeria is doomed!!!We are doomed by our own doing!When this is not Afghanistan, ah ahn! .The presidency knows who is behind this but for selfish reasons no one will stop it! Kilode!!! I am weak!All these things happening in our country!!

    Don’t worry tomorrow another leaders child will get married and people will kill themselves to go for the wedding and then we that couldn’t go will come and ooh and aah online!!!

  • L April 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Bella Naija, you have a very strong voice. Boycott political weddings. Tell them you can’t feature their weddings on your site as you are so incensed by what’s going on. Nigeria is in a state of emergency but we can all do our bit to show these politicians that we know the truth and we are not going to take it anymore. 2015 #ReclaimNigeria

  • NNENNE April 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Just when you think coup deta is over, people reinvent it. In a country of wise men
    and women why must same unqualified people force themselvies to power? Who is hiding behind boko haram?

  • Omo Ghana April 16, 2014 at 7:14 am

    This is nowhere near a solution….
    Just letting you guys know that if things get really bad, pack up and come to Ghana please!! West Africa is one family.

  • Solex D April 16, 2014 at 9:12 am

    God is always there 4 us, yes dey can kill d flesh bt no 1 cn kill ur spirit nd d luv God has 4 us. All wil die nd afta dt judgement.

  • silvabubbles April 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Just reading the presidents comment on this recent tragedy makes me even more enraged than boko haram, BH is not trying to stop the government from working, they are trying to get their attention so they are given what they want, that comment by the president just sounded like a subtle political campaign, i am not a public speaker neither am i trained to be one, have never held a political position but common, with all the aids at ur disposal jonathan surely they can teach you how to empathise, look how personal Obama takes things when one of his citizenz is killed or even injured, he gives clear and specific speeches on how he will hunt perpetrators down, employing the use of every form of intelligence, man power ans skill existing……my spirit is wounded and as much as all i can do is pray we must all also come out of our hypocritical nature and realize that being religious doesn’t connote spirituality……we must truly shed every sense of logic and tap into our spirit and sincerely pray for a miracle cos thats what we need now……..people are dying…..God help us

  • Omo April 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    If the government is not doing anything to salvage the situation in these northern states where innocent school children are being abducted and killed in cold blood..I will DEFINITELY be mad to allow my child school there

  • Nicholas Kageni April 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Somali government collapsed because their president hoped aggressors would magically come back to their old human senses. That never happened n he let the entire state down. The only language terrorists understand is high intelligence gathering followed by finishing them strategically without trying to reason with them. After all reasoning is not in their modus operadi. Terrorists are not supposed to continue living. The state should be able to wipe out their leaders, infiltrate among their heirachy and cause infighting, thereby reducing in effectiveness while increasing their susceptibility to elimination. Thats not too hard for a committed state security and intelligence organ.

  • AO May 6, 2014 at 3:50 am

    234 girls kidnapped… My first lady cries… My countrymen laugh but post on their Facebook pages, intstagram profiles and twitter handles ‪#‎bringourgirlsback‬ ‪#‎CNN‬ ‪#‎BBC‬
    There seems to be some sort of disconnect between the reality of the incident and the reality of our existence. An illusion that empathy with the families of these girls on social media platforms, equates to the actual emotions associated with grieving. A disconnect in reality, that these girls are somewhere undergoing suffering of some sort, and I typed this and you are reading it, comfortably seated. May be even looking at your child run through the living room.
    The real question here is not “What is the government doing?”, Why are these terrorists so wicked?” The real question is, IS GOD GOOD? No matter how developed other countries are, this question still comes up. 9/11, Holocaust, WW1, WW2… IS GOD GOOD?
    What grieves me is the people who are meant to be answering the right question (Christians), are asking the wrong questions. GOD IS STILL VERY GOOD!!! How? You were able to read this, is the first reason He is good. You could have died (Now or in a past incident). But the disconnect between the reality that people are dead and your current comfort may not let you appreciate this fact.
    What do you think of God in this situation???

  • samira May 8, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Please can we stop blaming the GCFR for the problems in Nigeria, our daddies and mummies who held positions before him did nothing to better the government at all and now he’s on the seat he should fix what they ruined over 40years in 8years? Its a government that seats to make laws and pass orders, but how can that work when half of the law makers are contributing to the destruction by not carrying out their own duties for greediness sake? Anarchy doesn’t just happen at once. This nigerian situation had accrued over time, i know we expect changes but cut the man some slack he didn’t ruin the entire country, Our grand daddies did by funding the anarchy for their own personal needs. Blame the government of past and present for the issues and that comparison to the USA, you really want to compare a 238year old well equipped country to a 50 something year old country that isn’t uniting for the betterment of it as one? I don’t think so, while your brains are still active i suggest you realise the problems didn’t start with Goodluck and won’t end with him if the entire government isn’t wiped out like Rawlings of Ghana did in 1979, I’m sorry if your daddies are involved. We deserve better and before you chat shit i suggest most of you obtain various sits at your husbands houses.

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