Remember the “Bring Back Our Girls” slogan calling for the Nigerian President to rescue the more than 200 school girls taken by the militant extremist group the Boko Haram? They may have been rescued this weekend, but you wouldn’t know it. It’s tough to compete with sports. Coverage of the Kentucky Derby and the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight overshadowed what should have been a time for celebration and healing.
But the rescue of more than 700 in raids in the country has been bittersweet, According to the Associated Press, “Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria’s military approached to rescue the women, survivors told The Associated Press on Sunday. Several women died when they were crushed mistakenly by a Nigerian military armored car. And three were blown up by a land mine as they were walking to freedom.”
The Boko Haram is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist sect. In April 2014, the group kidnapped 276 girls from a school in the village of Chibok. When I Googled the stories about the rescue I found this:
I don’t have anything else to say.