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#BringBackOurGirls – Amnesty Claims Military “Ignored” 4-Hour Advance Warning

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#BringBackOurGirls - Kevin hart - May 2014 - BellaNaija.com

It is sad to hear about this. If Nigerian forces didn’t ignore advance warnings, the 200+ Chibok girls will still be in school or at home with their parents.

Amnesty International released a press release claiming that Nigerian security forces “failed to act on advance warnings” on the abduction of school girls by the Boko Haram.

The non-governmental organisation focused on human rights, backs the statement on multiple interviews with credible sources. They are exclusively revealing that the military had more than four hours of advance warning about the attack but didn’t do much to stop it.

Amnesty’s Africa Director Netsanet Belay speaking from Abuja said;
“The fact that Nigerian security forces knew about Boko Haram’s impending raid, but failed to take the immediate action needed to stop it, will only amplify the national and international outcry at this horrific crime.

It amounts to a gross dereliction of Nigeria’s duty to protect civilians, who remain sitting ducks for such attacks. The Nigerian leadership must now use all lawful means at their disposal to secure the girls’ safe release and ensure nothing like this can happen again.

The abduction and continued detention of these school girls are war crimes, and those responsible must be brought to justice. Attacks on schools also violate the right to education and must be halted immediately.”

Between 7PM on Monday 14th April 2014 and 2AM on Tuesday 15th April 2014, military commands in Damboa, 36.5 km away from Chibok, and Maiduguri, 130 km away from Chibok, were repeatedly alerted.

A local official said;

“At around 10:00 PM on 14 April, I called [several] security officers to inform them about earlier information I had received from the vigilantes in Gagilam village. They had told us that strange people had arrived in their village that evening on motorbikes and they said they were heading to Chibok. I made several other calls, including to Maiduguri. I was promised by the security people that reinforcement were on their way.”

At 11:45 PM, a convoy numbering up to 200 armed Boko Haram fighters on motorbikes and in trucks, arrived in Chibok and engaged in a gunfight.

The outnumbered security officers later fled the scene. Some Boko Haram members then got to the Government Girls Secondary School and abducted the girls.

WOW!
#BringBackOurGirls

18 Comments

  1. Tayo

    May 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    hmmm imagine…we toying with our lives ourselves. it is well #bringbackourgirls

  2. AKUA

    May 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    SECURITY FORCES FLED THE SCENE…NOW HOW SAD IS THAT? ARE THEY NOT PAID TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE? IF THEY RUN, WHO ENDS UP PROTECTING THEM? THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD FULLY EQUIP THE SECURITY FORCES, SO THEY CAN DO THEY WORK WELL. IF THEY ARE FULLY ARMED WITH AMUNITION, I BELIEVE THEY COULD HAVE PROBABLY OVERPOWERED THESE COWARDS. AFRICAN POLITICIANS ARE DISGRACEFUL, CORRUPT, AND VERY DISAPPOINTING TO ITS PEOPLE. THIS CAN HAPPEN AGAIN, IF WE ALL DON’T STAND UP AND FIGHT AGAINST IT NOW. THIS CAN MOVE FROM NIGERIA TO ITS NEIGBORING BORDERS, AND THAT IS WHAT WE ALL HAVE TO STAND UP AGAINST…ENOUGH IS ENOUGH ALREADY. BOKO HARAM IS A JUST A GROUP OF MONSTERS WHO JUST THINK THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

    • Tex

      May 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      Please stop shouting na. Lay off the caps lock.

  3. Roma

    May 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Anoda diffrent story from what d escaped girls told…
    ..
    Dey neva mention anything about a gun fight !!

    • Bee

      May 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      They did! They heard the ongoing gun battle, BH came in army uniforms and deceived them! The girls thought they had come to help it was only when they started burning the building and nicking their food supply they knew they were being held by BH

    • Nne

      May 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Roma, the school wasn’t the only place attacked in Chibok…..

  4. Tex

    May 9, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    This keeps getting worse by the minute. And progressively more embarrassing.

  5. Bee

    May 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    BN – wow? Have you not been following the developments? It was reported earlier that the military were given advance warning! They left it to the 15 stationed men at the school to fight off BH just like the latest incidence that killed 300 the Military didn’t show up either despite being a 12 hr attack! They intentionally stayed clear!

  6. Vic

    May 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Am I surprise?NO !!!!!! There are moles in the military.Bring Back Our Girls.

  7. porsh

    May 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm

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  8. Bimpe

    May 9, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    WOW!!!

  9. Dr. N

    May 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Please equip them. I know they have d courage. #Bringbackourgirls

  10. Cool cat

    May 9, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    The damned shekau himself said Nigeria is small for him. Boko haram can take on Nigerian army and it is true. The billions spent on defence and national security nko? Where is the money going?

  11. Her Excellency

    May 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Except the Lord watches over Nigerian, Security Officers watch in vain. End time tins.

  12. Her Excellency

    May 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    *Nigeria

  13. me2me

    May 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Its not about calling, its about who muted the alert. We have BH everywhere. May even be your security man. Its really sad. Why would the governor position only 15 people at a school in the same resident of BH. Its all a scam by that useless governor

    • Ada nnewi

      May 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      The governor does not control the Nigerian Army, the commander in chief of the armed forces also known as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria, “Goodluck” Jonathan controls the Nigerian army so it’s either he cannot effectively control the army or has instructed them not to protect the Northerners…please leave the Governor out of this..

  14. Loveth.O.

    May 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

    All these are really confusing some report had it that the student were to sit for their Physics Exam at the day of the Abduction is it that, they where to write that exam At 11:45 PM (night)? and also was it a Boarding school?

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