Boko Haram is the leader of around 1000 fighters in the country of Nigeria. His group is responsible for the recent kidnapping of around 300 Nigerian girls from their school. Boko has an objective of taking the Nigerian government over with force. He wants to forbid girls from attending school. He’s killed hundreds of children and has forced thousands into being sex slaves and cooks.
His group is potentially responsible for over 4000 deaths. Recently America has sent 80 troops to neighboring country Chad. America has also deployed an unmanned flying object called a predator. This takes pictures, scans the area and records activities. The Nigerian government has recently indicated they believe they know the whereabouts of the abducted girls.
Because of how well armed Boko and his men are the Nigerian government is reluctant to attempt to take the girls by force at this point in time. American forces are most likely only in a collaborative role with the Nigerian government. What else possibly complicates things is some of the governments military has been compromised with Boko sympathizers. The situation is dire and the potential for a battle seems imminent. One can only hope for the best, but we also need to be prepared for the worst. Boko is one of the most violent men in the world. The kidnapped girls from Nigeria will need a big miracle to come out of this alive.