BORNO, NIGERIA – Over 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their boarding school dormitories in the middle of the night over a week ago in Borno, Nigeria.
It’s so sinister, it’s almost hard to believe, but apparently this kind of thing is not necessarily a shock in the northeast portion of the central African country. An Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, which means “Western education is a sin,” has been linked with over 1500 deaths since the start of the year. They have reportedly bombed churches and mosques, kidnapped women and children and assassinated politicians and leaders.
As for the schoolgirls, who were picked up by heavily armed militants in the middle of the night, 190 of the more than 230 abducted are still missing.