Someone Would've Seen Them Otherwise
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he is confident hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls are still somewhere in the forests around the town where they were kidnapped weeks ago.
“There are stories that they have moved them outside of the country. But if they move that number of girls to Cameroon, people will see,” insisted Jonathan, who said experts were using “remote sensors” to spot them if they try to leave the forests.
Boko Haram has threatened to sell the girls into slavery, and with Chibok village so close to Cameroon, the speculation was that the girls had already been moved. A massacre earlier this week on the Cameroon border has added to that speculation.
Calls to try to negotiate for their release have so far stalled, with analysts warning it isn’t clear where the girls are or who in Boko Haram has them, meaning exactly who to negotiate with in the organization is unclear.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- One Soldier Killed, 100 Police Wounded in Clashes Near Ukraine Parliament - August 31st, 2015
- Massive Antiwar Protests in Tokyo Over PM's Attempt to Revamp Military - August 30th, 2015
- Five Killed in Taliban Infighting in Southern Afghanistan - August 30th, 2015
- Netanyahu Claims Israel Fine With Iran Having Civilian Nuclear Program - August 30th, 2015
- ISIS Fighters Seize Part of Syrian Capital of Damascus - August 30th, 2015