Terrorism instantly brings to mind "Al Qaeda" "The Middle East" "
and images of sabotaged planes. Well all of the aforementioned have been
knocked down a notch on the terrorism execution list by the unlikely country of
and the not so surprising militant group Boko Harem. During the first half of 2014, Boko Haram has been bloodier and more destructive than the usual "terrorist" suspects.
According to a recent report, during the first half of 2014, 2,053 people have been killed in 95 attacks in
Nigeria by the terrorist
organization Boko Haram. Human Rights Watch which authored the report, also
said that the militant Islamist group is increasing its use of bombs,
detonating 14 explosions that killed 423 people during that same period.
Moreover, Boko Harem does not seem to care where they wreak bloody and deadly havoc. They have blasted a brothel, a technical college, marketplaces, places of worship and on two occasions, in venues where people were watching soccer matches.
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Thousands fled on July 21 after the extremist group seized Damboa, a large town in northeast
Nigeria near the village where the
group has claimed responsibility for kidnapping 276 schoolgirls in April.
Although information on those girls has been absent all media outlets, most of
the girls remain captive. Boko Haram leaders reportedly are willing to return
the young women in exchange for their members held in Nigerian prisons, but
such a deal appears highly unlikely. A military like rescue has not come to
fruition because the girls and their captors are situated in hundreds of miles
of dense terrain.