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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    May many more Boko Haram eat bullets before this is over. Send em to allah in style.

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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    BBC News - Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    If this report is, in fact, accurate, it would respresent a positive development. It would demonstrate that by banding together, at-risk villages could put themselves in a stronger position to defend themselves against the Boko Haram terrorist group. Such an outcome would be especially important, as Nigeria has not demonstrated an ability to effectively address the security threat posed by the terrorist organization. Over time, if Boko Haram finds that its operations are inflicting higher costs on it, that could begin to reduce its willingness to undertake terrorist operations against villages in northern Nigeria.

    It's got to be hard for them though.

    It takes manpower to do the farming and herding and whatnot, as well as the domestic chores. They'd also need sentries watching every viable approach, and a few guys ready to respond at a moment's notice to hold them off until the rest come in from the fields and arm and respond. Manpower requirements get heavy.

    And they're poor, and likely don't have a lot in the way of decent weapons... maybe we should send them some.

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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It's got to be hard for them though.

    It takes manpower to do the farming and herding and whatnot, as well as the domestic chores. They'd also need sentries watching every viable approach, and a few guys ready to respond at a moment's notice to hold them off until the rest come in from the fields and arm and respond. Manpower requirements get heavy.

    And they're poor, and likely don't have a lot in the way of decent weapons... maybe we should send them some.
    The same thing is happening in Mexico. People are tired of not being protected by the govt, and they form militias to defend their homes-its been quite effective.

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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Amnesty has two reports that the Nigerian Military was aware of the attack coming. They are saying they did nothing.

    But that there was Independent Security at the School.
    The OP mentions dissention in ranks, over the high commands refusal to act.
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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The OP mentions dissention in ranks, over the high commands refusal to act.
    Yeah I know.....Amnesty International wants to press the issue with the Nigerian government.


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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    The same thing is happening in Mexico. People are tired of not being protected by the govt, and they form militias to defend their homes-its been quite effective.
    It's basically like the Middle Ages all over again. Centralized governments in many parts of the world are too weak to keep their citizens safe, and so they have started turning to more local sources of protection.

    In many areas, crime bosses operate more like feudal warlords than anything else.

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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From the BBC:

    BBC News - Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    If this report is, in fact, accurate, it would respresent a positive development. It would demonstrate that by banding together, at-risk villages could put themselves in a stronger position to defend themselves against the Boko Haram terrorist group. Such an outcome would be especially important, as Nigeria has not demonstrated an ability to effectively address the security threat posed by the terrorist organization. Over time, if Boko Haram finds that its operations are inflicting higher costs on it, that could begin to reduce its willingness to undertake terrorist operations against villages in northern Nigeria.
    I've been wondering how long this was going to take. Now we get to see if it also helps spark a reconstitution of the Delta-based groups.

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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It's got to be hard for them though.

    It takes manpower to do the farming and herding and whatnot, as well as the domestic chores. They'd also need sentries watching every viable approach, and a few guys ready to respond at a moment's notice to hold them off until the rest come in from the fields and arm and respond. Manpower requirements get heavy.

    And they're poor, and likely don't have a lot in the way of decent weapons... maybe we should send them some.
    I don't know. Don't you think that, really, the boko haram guy with a gun is more afraid than the villager without one?

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    Re: Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    It's basically like the Middle Ages all over again. Centralized governments in many parts of the world are too weak to keep their citizens safe, and so they have started turning to more local sources of protection.

    In many areas, crime bosses operate more like feudal warlords than anything else.
    Thats an excellent way to state it. If the govt wont take care of it, the people will.

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