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CNN lists 9 reasons Why Chibok Girls Rescue Effort Has Not produced Results

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BringBackOurGirls ProtestAs the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State continues to make the headlines, many are asking the simple question – Why have the girls not been found yet?

Despite the international attention and efforts by the Nigerian government, over 3 weeks after their abduction, the vast majority of the girls are still missing. Just today a US Official is quoted to have said the “Abducted girls may have been separated”

Faith Karimi of CNN explores why this is the case. You can visit CNN to read the full article

  • It’s been more than three weeks
  • The forest borders Cameroon
  • Location and number of hostages are factors
  • Nigerian military isn’t the most trustworthy
  • It’s also ill-equipped
  • Boko Haram beheads negotiators
  • Its (Boko Haram) members are always on the move
  • Shekau is a cold, ruthless monster
  • The bounty on his (Shekau) head may not help much

We are hoping that with the added support of other countries, it amps up the rescue effort and all the girls return home safely.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/CNN

16 Comments

  1. Kina

    May 8, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Perhaps wetin dem they find for sokoto dey for inside shokoto . The need to check yerimas house immediately.

    • jay

      May 9, 2014 at 6:03 am

      #9: they are being harboured by their host community.

  2. Iris

    May 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Speaking of Cameroon, shouldn’t we be talking to the presidents in Niger and Cameroon about collaborating on border control?

    • BA

      May 9, 2014 at 1:46 am

      Exactly. As if Cameroun were the end of the earth and people fall off into a big ditch once they get there. We need other African countries and Presidents to cooperate with Nigeria in rescuing the Chibok girls.

  3. madman

    May 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Very accurate and to the point.

  4. Ada nnewi

    May 8, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    Intelligent reasoning is so obvious in their points…

  5. wendy

    May 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I am still griping over number one. Thank God for social media because they were just going to sleep with under the carpet……

    Three weeks no one said anything. Including stars until other international stars started tweeting about na dem carry them monkey head come dey tweet too. Instead their rass was focusing on the racial banana issue…

    • Ovadje

      May 8, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      Nigerians said something RIGHT AWAY – even before the actual number of girls were ascertained. We are glad that Oyinbo and the rest of the world has joined in and raised the visibility, but we had not been waiting for them (and frankly, while the MAJORITY has been terrific, we could do without the patronizing attitude of 1 or 2 of them).

      #BringBackOurGirls#

    • BA

      May 9, 2014 at 1:49 am

      Thank you. Nigerians especially through twitter made the whole world aware of the situation. All this accusation about us keeping quiet on this issue is to make that ‘oyinbo people’ comparison.

    • CC

      May 9, 2014 at 4:10 am

      Preach!! *waves hand in the air*

    • Tex

      May 9, 2014 at 1:25 am

      How would they know to say anything if they didn’t know it happened?

  6. Sad

    May 9, 2014 at 2:14 am

    I hate to say this, but in the back of my mind I feel like these young girls are going to pay the price. NPR reported that BH attacked a school months ago and killed about 50 boys. (I will return with the exact source). BH tends to kill their kidnap victimes if rescuers are close.

    That is why this 3 week delay is so sad. Opportuity lost. We definitely need to come to some agreement with Chad and Cameroon. At the very least let the inform Nigeria when BH is crossing bordesrs.

    ok, lets talk borders & satellites. How much would it cost to setup drones to monitor your own borders? How much would it cost to monitor satelite images of your borders? My goodness.. these are little basic things that can provide intelligence.

    ok, lets talk about the real problem. The real real problem. I may be wrong, but I don’t think we have people willing to risk their own life to tango with BH. CNN reported that when the military had to go in th bush to seek out BH… the soldeirs drew lots…THE SOLDIERS DREW LOTS. I know its a difficult job. And not everyone can do it. But that is why you have to seek out people with the right personality to do military work.

    I’m just sad. I’m tired. I dont think this will end well… and the US is putting this out in order to bring expectations down low.

  7. From Cambridgeshire

    May 9, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I think about these girls everyday. I can’t even begin to imagine what their parents are going through. God please we pray for a miracle at this time. The facts above predicts a negative outcome, but God come and do what human beings consider impossible. Let these girls’ life be a testimony to your strength.

    [email protected]

  8. Robin Hood

    May 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

    In as much as I sympathize with the relatives of the abducted girls, so much of this matter begs for understanding. It is a case of the more you look, the less you see. The activities of Boko Haram are a bit too sophisticated for the level of the members.
    Read the link below (WITH AN OPEN, NEUTRAL MIND)and draw your conclusions

    tarnews.co.za/frontpage/boko-haram-is-a-cia-covert-operation-wikileaks/

    • Angry Nigerian

      May 10, 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Turning Nigeria to Iraq or Iran or Pakistan is the main objective of the US. The government of President Goodluck should refuse every form of help from the US. This is the classic example of a trojan gift.

  9. silky babe

    May 9, 2014 at 9:14 am

    cameroon has nothing to do with that abduction..remember the french tourists that were abducted from cameroon by boko haram….all i can say is that all african leaders especially the cemac and ecowas leaders should unite against this fool called boko what ever…

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