Credit: ABC

Credit: ABC

Boko Haram, the Islamist militants who still have not returned the missing girls they abducted have struck again. This time the target was a boarding school for boys – Government Science College in Potiskum, Nigeria. About 48 students were killed and 79 injured when a suicide bomber entered the premises and detonated the bomb.

Boko Haram has been known to strike schools mostly in an attempt to reinforce the principles of Sharia Law, which is against education or Western influences in general. Despite the fact they have yet to claim responsibility for the attack, it is widely believed that they are behind it.

The bomb went off just when the students were lining up for their morning assembly around 7:30 am on Monday morning. A witness described the aftermath as chaotic and bloody and one of the attendants at the morgue confirmed that the victims’ ages ranged from 11 to 20.

This latest brutality is another reminder of the state government’s inefficiency and inability to capture Boko Haram and bring them to justice. President Goodluck Jonathan is currently planning to seek a second term despite his lack of leadership and stark helplessness when it comes to putting an end to the terror gripping the nation.

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  • Ms. Vee

    Boko Haram is allegedly a Western/American funded and operated terrorist group who’s sole purpose is to cause infiltration and infighting within Nigeria, under the guise of Islam. I do not doubt these allegations one bit.

    • eve-audrey

      What would the west gain from infighting within nigeria?

    • Ms. Vee

      Nigeria is not only resource rich in oil but has surpassed white dominated south Africa and become the continent’s largest economy. Based on white controlled/western history they will not sit idly by and watch any collective group of blacks rise to promenence. Nigeria is a huge threat right now followed by the other west African countries that are trying to develop. Hence the sudden outbreak if Ebola followed by an influx of American soldiers trying to “help”.

    • GeekMommaRants

      Are you implying that the US soldiers are in Nigeria to invade or colonize Nigeria? The American view of this situation is the US government and companies want to make money from Nigeria. This is always the American goal.

    • Ms. Vee

      “Are you implying that the US soldiers are in Nigeria to invade or colonize Nigeria?”

      Yup. And other resource rich parts of Africa. Since money and the regulation of the black populous is the goal why wouldn’t they.

    • GeekMommaRants

      I don’t believe the US can stop the Nigerians as they have China and Russia as allies.

    • Ms. Vee

      Allies? Investors in resources yes. Nonetheless i don’t look past the US to make such an attempt. And in the process the “allies” will idly sit by as long as they profit.

    • GeekMommaRants

      Agreed, may I ask if you think the Nigerians would agree with our comments?

    • Ms. Vee

      Some will and some will not. Sadly ignorant negro complacency is a global phenomenon.

    • GeekMommaRants

      This! I really do believe that all African peoples are connected and have similar ways about them.

    • [email protected]

      That is very important that you have mentioned about South Africa. Many black South Africans are highly conscious and they are fighting back against neoliberalism and economic inequality too.

    • GeekMommaRants

      I could easily see the opposite. Nigeria is very oil rich, but that brings enemies who wish Nigeria would submit. This does not sound like the west more like the Arabs, they are white people.

    • eve-audrey

      Arabs are not white. In my country there are many and while some pass for white, the majority does not.
      With that being said neither the west or arabs want to see a black country rising. This would contradict their views on black countries

    • GeekMommaRants

      True but China had no one’s permission to become a super power, Nigeria is also becoming a super power.

    • Ms. Vee

      Make no mistake ALL foreign entities into Africa will be of no collective benefit to the Africans. However the west is just more aggressive.

  • [email protected]

    Boko Haram is a barbaric, reactionary group. The bomb attack was evil. Nigeria is a growing country. We do know that the West want to exploit the resources in Nigeria. That is why the Shell Company has been caught being involved in environmental degradation of parts of Nigeria. Africom is in Africa for neoliberal and imperialist purposes. Nigeria is the greatest oil producer in the continent of Africa. That is why Nigeria should be more unified.Regardless if a Nigerian is a Christian, Muslim, animist, etc., that person is still a Nigerian. RIP to the Nigerian students.