Bringing back our girls

No, not those girls from Chibok.   At least 150 of those girls have never been heard from.

This was 22 girls who were freed by the Nigerian military, along with 125 boys, from a “school” where they were imprisoned hostages.

It was the fourth such operation in a month and brings the total released from religious schools in northern Nigeria to more than 1,000.

The raid will put more pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to take action on loosely regulated Islamic schools called Almajiris, which experts say teach millions of children across the mainly Muslim north of the country.

A small glimmer of positive news in an area plagued by Boko Haram and Islamic jihad.

You remember the Chibok Girls, don’t you?   How could you forget?

At any rate, those Chibok girls probably have three or four kids by now to the jihadiis they were auctioned off to.

The news about the kids recovered is much happier news than what we usually get from Nigeria.   Consider this item from two weeks ago:

Godfrey Ali Shikagham, front left, and Lawrence Duna Dacighir were captured by Boko Haram on a raid on a refugee camp.  Mr. Shikagham and Mr. Dacighir were working to help the refugees while on a mission for Church of Christ in Nations.   This picture is from the execution video that was posted by Boko Haram.

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  1. Reuters has the happy news story about hostage kids being released.   I thought the photo of shackles was arresting:

    http://news.trust.org/item/20191019183718-m03qd/

    As near as I know, the execution-style murders of Mr. Shikagham and Mr. Dacighir were only covered in Christian niche media, and not at all in western news media.   I saw it at Morningstarnews:

    https://morningstarnews.org/2019/09/boko-haram-executes-two-christian-aid-workers-in-nigeria/

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