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Nigerian Militant Group Threatens to market K By editor • May 6, 2014

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UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE: We want our girls. We would like our girls. We wish our girls. We wish our girls.

INSKEEP: we wish our girls, the chant of Nigerians outraged within the known proven fact that as many as 276 girls will always be lacking, three months when they were abducted from the boarding college. Yesterday, the group that is militant Haram stated obligation for the mass kidnapping.

We will speak about this with Mannir Dan Ali, that has been after this tale. He is the editor-in-chief for the constant rely upon Abuja, Nigeria. He is in the line after that.

Welcome to the system, sir.

MANNIR DAN ALI: Thank you quite definitely.

INSKEEP: can it be roughly known, at the very least, where Boko Haram is keeping these a lot more than 200 girls, women?

ALI: Well, you might state they are somewhere in the northeastern element of Nigeria. And so they may be someplace in Chad and Cameroon. It really is now Day 22 regarding the abduction, no body is clear on that has them until yesterday whenever Boko Haram really reported obligation. But due to the passing of time, no one can be certain of where precisely they’ve been. There are reports that they may have already been taken into neighboring Cameroon or Chad.

INSKEEP: so they really might not really take Nigeria any longer. Individuals are unsure. Now, you pointed out Boko Haram. Can you remind people what that group appears for and exactly why they’d kidnap a lot more than 200 girls?

ALI: people consider them become an extremist team who has no genuine claim to Islam. These groups have been against it, including killing – mass killings because most of the major tenets of the religion. And a lot of Muslims have now been distancing by themselves as a result. In addition they believe what they’re doing is merely dragging the true title of this faith into the mud.

However the team has killed lots of people over a period that is five-year. Last year they begun to wage their terror campaign. First it absolutely was symbols of authority: the authorities, regional officials and just just what maybe you have. Chances are they widened it to incorporate Islamic clerics whom condemn them, after which to also schoolchildren. They will have attended schools and slaughtered schoolchildren and today they have gone to abduct these schoolchildren.

They’ve additionally completed suicide missions, a few of which took place the following in the money, Abuja, including in the U.N. Building during the police that is national – all in Abuja.

INSKEEP: Do they claim to possess some objections specifically to girls’ training?

ALI: These are generally really in opposition to all Western training. That is the way they derive their title. Boko Haram means Western Education Should Not Be Condoned.

INSKEEP: Now, I want to ask you to answer, due to the fact united states of america has agreed to assist find these kidnapped girls. The british secretary that is foreign a comparable offer with respect to Britain simply today. These provides of outside assistance are arriving in. But Nigeria comes with a military that is substantial. Could be the federal government building a severe work to find these kidnapped girls?

ALI: Well, that’s where the problem is. The us government stated it is performing up to it may. Nevertheless the basic population, Nigerians, try not to appear to genuinely believe that sufficient happens to be done. Because it is just later on today that the president is meant to ascertain the veracity in addition to amount of girls which have been abducted. That is three months following the occasion.

In addition to elected president did acknowledge that he is talked to President Obama on two occasions and that he’s expected him for many assistance. He did not specify the type for the support. But Nigerians believe that the authorities are not doing sufficient.

INSKEEP: is there significant parts of Northern Nigeria where Boko Haram is strongest, where in actuality the government has really small control?

ALI: Well, that is precisely the perception right right here. There are particular towns and governments that sites like cougar life are local the team had been (unintelligible). We got a written report yesterday that there clearly was one edge city that is bought out because of the team, even though they may possibly not be in a position to hold it. It has been the pattern. In order for sort of offers you the feeling of the type or sort of challenge that Nigeria is facing for the reason that region.

INSKEEP: Mannir Dan Ali is editor-in-chief of this everyday rely upon Abuja, Nigeria. Many thanks quite definitely.

INSKEEP: and then we have actually news this of even more girls kidnapped in Nigeria morning. Police state gunmen who will be suspected to be people in Boko Haram abducted eight girls instantly from the town when you look at the Northeastern section of the nation. They’re involving the many years of 12 and 15. An eyewitness claims the gunmen arrived to the town in vehicles, vehicles which were painted the colors for the Nigerian army, and began shooting. Transcript given by NPR, Copyright NPR.