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Boko Haram Suicide Attacks Continue – U.S. Deploys Troops

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On Saturday suspected Boko Haram militants attacked Dar village in Adamawa state where gunman shot at those fleeing and two women detonated themselves in their midst.

The Boko Haram uses women and young girls, some as young as 10 yrs. old, in it’s terror campaign in North Nigeria. Explosives hidden under their clothing make it easier for them to go undetected compared to men. It is also thought the group may have used kidnapped females to carry out these atrocities. In one report, a girl told authorities she had been given by her father, a Boko Haram member to be used as a suicide bomber in the cause. She resisted, but when she saw another girl who refused partially buried in the ground then stoned to death, she realized if she did not agree she to would also suffer the horrific death of stoning.

On Friday, at least 13 people were killed on the outskirts of Maiduguri in two attacks by female suicide bombers.

Boko Haram attacks have been on the rise as they use suicide bombers for the cause of mass casualties. To raise the number of victims, they often detonate multiple bombs aimed at killing those fleeing the attack or those coming to care for the injured.

Boko Haram seeks to create a state with the strictest interpretation of Islamic sharia law in the region. The group originated in the city of Maiduguri as Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’awati wal-Jihad, which in Arabic means “People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad.”  But North Nigerians called it Boko Haram, which can be translated from the Hausa language, “Western education is forbidden.”

Nigeria’s Boko Haram, which pledged its allegiance to the Islamic State earlier this year, is now trying to convince the Somali jihadist organisation al-Shabaab to split with Al Qaeda and join Islamic State, reported the Breitbart News Network.

According to the report, Islamic State (IS) had reached out to al-Shabaab shortly before accepting Boko Haram’s allegiance. IS sent a message to the “emir” of al-Shabaab to follow Boko Haram’s example. The message praised al-Shabaab as “brothers in Somalia” and called on them to launch attacks “inside Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia”.

U.S. President Obama is sending 300 U.S. troops to help fight the Boko Haram terrorists. 90 U.S. troops were deployed on Monday.

 

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