Stop these Terrorist Organizations in Nigeria

Stop these Terrorist Organizations in Nigeria

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Decapitated, dismembered and disemboweled female victim pictured is an actual victim (shared by Nigerian religious sister).

In Recent News, A Catholic priest and 140 schoolchildren have been abducted.

A Catholic priest of the Maiduguri diocese, Rev. Fr. Elijah Juma Wada, has reportedly been kidnapped by armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. Fr. Wada, who hails from Michika, Adamawa state, is said to have been traveling from Buma Parish in Shani to Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state, when he was abducted on June 30, 2021.

Separately, in another instance of a recent spate of abductions from schools and universities in Nigeria, a group of gunmen stormed the Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi town, Chikun local government area in Kaduna state, taking away at least 140 students on July 5, 2021. A Police spokesperson said that the gunmen overpowered the school’s security guards and made their way into the students’ hostel.

The kidnapping of Nigerian school children first drew international attention in 2014 when the Boko Haram extremist group snatched nearly 270 schoolgirls from a school in Chibok, Borno State, saying it would treat them as slaves and marry them off - a reference to an ancient Islamic belief that women captured in conflict are considered war booty.

Boko Haram is a jihadist group that began in 2009. This terrorist organization is based in northeastern Nigeria, which is also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.

Boko Haram's trademark was originally the use of gunmen on motorbikes, killing police, politicians and anyone who criticised it, including clerics from other Muslim traditions and Christian preachers…including bombing churches, bus ranks, bars, military barracks and even the police and UN headquarters in Abuja. Boko Haram continues to mass attack villages and towns, looting, killing, abducting women and children and conscripting men and boys into their army…as well as kidnapping for ransom. Kidnappers target schools and universities, roads, private residents and more recently, even hospitals.

In 2013, the US designated Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, amid fears that it had developed links with other militant groups, such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, to wage a global jihad. It has a force of thousands of men - CIA officials have estimated around 9,000 - and cells that specialise in bombings.

Through its raids on military bases and banks, Boko Haram has gained control of vast amounts of weapons and money. So, the chances of it being routed anytime soon are slim, with the region's chronic poverty and poor education system helping it gain new recruits.

Those that are abducted who aren’t ransomed and/or aren’t willing to submit to the terrorist’s demands are tortured and then murdered. Their mutilated bodies are left behind to induce fear to the public (as pictured above).

Many of the abducted young girls and women are being repeatedly raped and forced to bear children for the militant leaders. Many of the abducted young boys and men are forced to join the terrorist movement as militant fighters.

Please sign and share this petition with others, write letters to the UN, government leaders and/or do whatever else you can to make these injustices publicly known. Our United voice is powerful and can enact/promote change.

When Terrorist groups like this continue to grow unchecked, more will suffer and die needlessly and unfortunately it will directly affect all of us soon (in one way or another). Together we can make a difference, do our part for the Greater Common Good against Evil Injustices. Every life is priceless. If you or a loved one was a victim, wouldn’t you want someone to help you? Let’s do our part. Thank you.

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