Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saving Education In Nigeria: How U.S, U.K, China can help

Islamic militants attacked the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, with multiple shootings and explosions Friday morning leaving casualties. The attack started from a village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, not far from the local Giwa Army Barracks, the State Government House and a polo field in the state capital of Borno.

“Pray for us, Maiduguri is under heavy explosion and gun shots. As we speak, we are trapped and soldiers are everywhere now. The battle is ongoing around 202 and 303 Housing estate as well as University of Maiduguri side.

“We learnt that the Boko Haram insurgents came in from that side and that heavy fight is ongoing as we speak”, Jamni Jauro, an eye witnessed narrated.

“We were counting the explosions until we lost count. At first, we did not take it serious, you know the usual thing, but now, we are scared.

“Everywhere is blocked now, my children are in school and I don’t know how to go and get them, my problem is also how to go back home. We were told that so many Boko Haram members came into town. We are now praying for Allah to protect us”, Aji Kolo added.

Maiduguri and Northern Nigeria are the birthplace of the Boko Haram terrorist network that is blamed for the deaths of thousands of Muslims and Christians in Nigeria. The Nigerian military has been fighting the 4-year-old insurgency group aimed at transforming Nigeria into an Islamic state under strict Shariah law

59 high school students gunned down or burned to death in a locked dormitory in a February attack in a neighboring state.

47 people were buried in one village alone in Katsina state after Wednesday's attack.Twin car bombs exploded in a bustling marketplace in Maiduguri on March 2, killing more than 50 people. A Jan. 14 bomb killed 40 residents and a Dec. 5 assault on the air force base and a military barracks on the outskirts of town killed an unknown number of security forces and extremists who destroyed five aircraft on the runway.

More than 2,000 Nigerians have been killed by Boko Haram violence in the last six months, security sources say.

It is time Nigeria's friends and network countries reached out to Nigeria. The news is all over the web. Nigeria needs help. A very big one to stop the extinction of education in the North. 

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