Boko Haram seizes 200 fe­male stu­dents

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The whole episode sounds ridicu­lous. I re­ally can­not imag­ine how on earth such large scale kid­nap­ping hap­pened. We have never watched this in any Hol­ly­wood movie. But Borno, a state that is not only un­der emer­gency rule but also with the high­est num­ber of mil­i­tary check points in West African sub-re­gion, is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing this un­ruly act. Even in So­ma­lia where ev­ery­thing has gone wrong, such large scale kid­nap­ping of the fe­male folks has never hap­pened. This is in­deed un­for­tu­nate and a man­i­fes­ta­tion of fail­ure on the part of the Nige­rian state. It is also an in­di­ca­tion of weak­ness of the state se­cu­rity ap­pa­ra­tuses. Muham­mad Ibn Muhsin al-An­sari ib­n­muhsi­nalansari@ya­hoo.com ****************************** Why is the govern­ment be­hav­ing like this? These people were trained with state-of-the-art weapons but at the bat­tle ground they use out­dated weapons. What is hap­pen­ing? Is the govern­ment wait­ing un­til ev­ery­body is dead be­fore they fight the in­sur­gents? Are these the weapons they sup­ply the mil­i­tary in in­ter­na­tional mis­sions? Hau­sawa shu­rai­hun76@gmail.com **************************** What hap­pened is a dis­as­ter! Our se­cu­rity agencies have to act fast be­fore bad things hap­pen. Mr. Pres­i­dent has to sup­port the state whether it is a PDP state or not. Ab­dul­lahi Us­man ab­dul­lahius­man5050@ya­hoo.com ********************** This act is in­hu­man and bar­baric; we should fear Al­lah and re­mem­ber that this life you and I live doesn’t last for­ever. Stop the killing; fear Al­lah!

Mo­hammed Issa

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