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    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Everyone thought there would be a crackdown after the 200 Girls were kidnapped.
    Mebbe, but the Jihadis of Boko Haram are in anything but retreat.
    While the world focuses on ISIS, Boko is clearing hunks of Northern Nigeria, a good part of Africa's most populous country.
    Countless refugees, including farmers who grow alot of the country's food.
    Islamists are doing alot of damage to non-Muslims in Nigeria (and Elsewhere) while we focus on the Middle East.
    Christians are under attack in many Islamic areas.

    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Forced Migration Is Expected to Strain Everything From Public Services to Food Security
    PATRICK MCGROARTY in Johannesburg/GBENGA AKINGBULE in Abuja, Nigeria
    WSJ - Updated Aug. 12, 2014 12:57 p.m. ET
    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary - WSJ

    Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians fleeing Islamist militants are searching for sanctuary, say government and international relief officials, the latest fallout from Boko Haram's campaign to seize the northeast of Africa's most populous country.

    ....Boko Haram has made the surrounding Borno state the epicenter of its insurrection against Nigerian soldiers, Christians and—increasingly—civilians who stand in its way.

    "They are streaming over the hillsides," said Borno state Governor Kashim Shettima of the civilians who are trying to escape the violence. Mr. Shettima said Nigerian officials and multinational agencies are sheltering 40,000 people in schools that had already closed because the insurgency had made them unsafe for students. In the past year, up to a million people have fled to the state capital of Maiduguri, he said, lodging with relatives and in tents at the city's limits.

    The forced migration from Nigeria's violence is expected to strain everything from public services to food security, as a weak central government struggles to beat back the emboldened Islamist insurgency.

    Boko Haram aims to impose Islamic law and has been targeting vigilante militias and the military that stand in its way. Insurgents have killed nearly 3,000 people this year, according to the Council on Foreign Relations. The turmoil has spilled across Nigeria's porous border with Cameroon, where about half of the 10,000 residents of the town of Kolofata have fled since a suspected Boko Haram raid there two weeks ago.
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    Manzo Ezekiel, a spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, estimated that 3 million Nigerians are facing "serious humanitarian challenges" because a breadwinner has been killed in the turmoil or they are too scared to plant the crops they will need to survive through the dry season.

    At the same time,the number of farmers fleeing their land poses a threat to the country's food supply, say aid workers. "There's palpable fear that there may be food scarcity in the region yet this year," said Nwakpa Nwakpa, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Nigeria.
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    But the army has shown little sign that it is capable of turning the tide as northeastern Nigeria has slipped deeper into lawlessness. Despite a global campaign drawing attention to more than 200 schoolgirls the militants abducted in April, the military has struggled to make much public progress toward their release.
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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Everyone thought there would be a crackdown after the 200 Girls were kidnapped.
    Mebbe, but the Jihadis of Boko Haram are in anything but retreat.
    While the world focuses on ISIS, Boko is clearing hunks of Northern Nigeria, a good part of Africa's most populous country.
    Countless refugees, including farmers who grow alot of the country's food.
    Islamists are doing alot of damage to non-Muslims in Nigeria (and Elsewhere) while we focus on the Middle East.
    Christians are under attack in many Islamic areas.

    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Forced Migration Is Expected to Strain Everything From Public Services to Food Security
    PATRICK MCGROARTY in Johannesburg/GBENGA AKINGBULE in Abuja, Nigeria
    WSJ - Updated Aug. 12, 2014 12:57 p.m. ET
    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary - WSJ
    But....But...But... We had the Hashtag Campaign! People, like, retweeted it and put it on their facebook pages and everything!!!

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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    But....But...But... We had the Hashtag Campaign! People, like, retweeted it and put it on their facebook pages and everything!!!
    Hashtag didn't work/was never going to work, because they're in relatively remote areas and Govt Troops in Nigeria stink even in the best of circumstance.
    I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Everyone thought there would be a crackdown after the 200 Girls were kidnapped.
    Mebbe, but the Jihadis of Boko Haram are in anything but retreat.
    While the world focuses on ISIS, Boko is clearing hunks of Northern Nigeria, a good part of Africa's most populous country.
    Countless refugees, including farmers who grow alot of the country's food.
    Islamists are doing alot of damage to non-Muslims in Nigeria (and Elsewhere) while we focus on the Middle East.
    Christians are under attack in many Islamic areas.

    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Forced Migration Is Expected to Strain Everything From Public Services to Food Security
    PATRICK MCGROARTY in Johannesburg/GBENGA AKINGBULE in Abuja, Nigeria
    WSJ - Updated Aug. 12, 2014 12:57 p.m. ET
    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary - WSJ
    Hard to believe that the religion of peace is at it again.

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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Hashtag didn't work/was never going to work, because they're in relatively remote areas and Govt Troops in Nigeria stink even in the best of circumstance.
    Michelle will be disappointed to hear that.

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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    It is easier said than done, but what would the story be if it were: "Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians attack Boko Haram"

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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Everyone thought there would be a crackdown after the 200 Girls were kidnapped.
    Mebbe, but the Jihadis of Boko Haram are in anything but retreat.
    While the world focuses on ISIS, Boko is clearing hunks of Northern Nigeria, a good part of Africa's most populous country.
    Countless refugees, including farmers who grow alot of the country's food.
    Islamists are doing alot of damage to non-Muslims in Nigeria (and Elsewhere) while we focus on the Middle East.
    Christians are under attack in many Islamic areas.

    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Forced Migration Is Expected to Strain Everything From Public Services to Food Security
    PATRICK MCGROARTY in Johannesburg/GBENGA AKINGBULE in Abuja, Nigeria
    WSJ - Updated Aug. 12, 2014 12:57 p.m. ET
    Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary - WSJ
    Instead of fleeing like cowards, maybe they should find a backbone and a gun and fix the damned problem.
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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Terrorism on the run my ass. Boko is the ISIS of Africa. The world is really burning under Obama.

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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Instead of fleeing like cowards, maybe they should find a backbone and a gun and fix the damned problem.
    Guess who controls gun possession. It's nonsense to presume a random group of people lack the 'backbone' to fight for themselves.

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    Re: Hundreds of Thousands of Nigerians Flee Boko Haram, Seek Sanctuary

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Instead of fleeing like cowards, maybe they should find a backbone and a gun and fix the damned problem.
    Easy to say.

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