Friday, 9 May 2014

Rescuing The Nigerian Schoolgirls

Intelligence sources believe they know where some of the 267 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria are being held in the Sambisa forest. Finding them was the easy part, what follows next is where the danger lays.
The Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has threatened to sell the girls and there have been reports that some have already been trafficked to neighbouring Chad and Cameroon and the US, French and UK have sent experts sent to advise and support the rescue operation but ominously the British foreign office have said that they aim to not only find the girls but to eradicate the terrorists that took them.
How they will set about freeing 267 girls from heavily armed terrorists has obviously not been mentioned but with the best will in the World, it isn't going to be clean and it will be a miracle if all of the girls come out of this alive.
Horrific situation and the usual solution of going in with all guns blazing is not an option, far too many innocents and too many men armed to the teeth to tackle head on so while everyone agrees that something has to be done, finding exactly what to do is between a rock and a hard place.

1 comment:

Keep Life Simple said...

our choices are unpleasant but not complex lucy.

do nothing - girls are dead and/or lives are ruined for almost all, or all of them; bad guys live to do harm another day

do something - maybe some of the girls live; the bad guys don't live to repeat the act

q