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Nigeria in State of Emergency

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posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 08:38 AM
And now some news from 'the forgotten continent' ... Nigeria is in a state of emergency. Civilians are being slaughtered by Islamic extremists wanting a Sharia Law Run Islam State. Civilians are losing basic rights which are being taken by their government while it is fighting the Islamic extremists. Many civilians are fleeing the country.

AP - Islamic Extremists Target Civilians in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The pastor would not renounce his Christian faith so the Islamic extremists slit his throat. High school students were taking exams in defiance of the militants of Boko Haram, whose name means "Western education is forbidden." So the gunmen mowed them down at their desks. ...

The movement appears to have little difficulty finding recruits among the plentiful unemployed and disgruntled youth as it seeks to create an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, where a moderate version of Sharia law already is in place.

Islamic Extremists Who Hit Police Institutions Now Targeting Civilians

All Africa - Nigeria: State of Emergency - 1500 Nigerian Refugees in Cameroun - Envoy

India News - President of Nigeria Declares State of Emergency

n the address after two days of meetings with security chiefs, Jonathan said it has become obvious that members of the Boko Haram Islamic militant group and other sects were bent taking over some parts of Nigeria.

"What we are facing is not just militancy or criminality, but a rebellion and insurgency by terrorist groups which pose a very serious threat to national unity and territorial integrity," he said.

"These terrorists and insurgents seem determined to establish control and authority over parts of our beloved nation and to progressively overwhelm the rest of the country," the president said.

All Africa - Nigeria: Communication Blackout, Rights Abuses in Nigeria's Emergency States

Residents in the three Nigerian states where a state of emergency has been declared are living in fear as food prices soar and government soldiers conduct door to door campaigns to root out terrorists.

The Joint Military Task Force has been deployed to the three northern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, where on May 14 President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency.

Jonathan imposed the state of emergency following security reports that terrorist groups, including the Islamist extremist organisation Boko Haram, had over-run some towns in the north-eastern part of the country, removing Nigerian flags and hoisting their own.

The extremist Muslims are bad but, at the same time the Nigerian Government isn't exactly a bowl of peaches and cream. The civilian population is caught between two forms of bad ..
Amnesty International Nigeria Statement

The police regularly commit human rights violations, including unlawful killings, torture and other ill-treatment, and enforced disappearances. The justice system is under-resourced and riddled with delays. Prisons are overcrowded; the majority of inmates are pre-trial detainees, some held for many years. Hundreds of people remain on death row, many sentenced after unfair trials. Conflict in the Niger Delta threatens the safety and lives of residents. Human rights defenders and journalists face intimidation and harassment. Violence against women is widespread and the government fails to protect the rights of children. Forced evictions take place across the country.

What Africa says about Obama and Nigeria - The snub was noted.
All Africa - Africa Visit - Again, Obama Skips Nigeria
Christian Association of Nigerian Americans

posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 09:19 AM
a friend of mine went to Nigeria to work tried to get me to go as well years ago .

glad i never he was home after a 3 weeks and the look on his face said everything .

landed at the airport within seconds of him going outside some guy snatched a bag only too be shot twice the guy went over picked his bag up and never even looked to see if the person was alive or dead .

he could not even look out of the hotel window as a white face was fair game for a bullet and any vehicle at night even in the capital was fair game .

glad i never went he paid to come home half way through the 6 week stint it was that bad ??

posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 09:47 AM
The forgotten continent. It's forgotten ... no one is interested in the slaughter happening there. They are only interested in what is happening in the countries over there that have precious metals and gems and other resources like that ....

posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 09:50 AM

Same # Different Century

posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:21 AM

Originally posted by FlyersFan
The forgotten continent. It's forgotten ... no one is interested in the slaughter happening there. They are only interested in what is happening in the countries over there that have precious metals and gems and other resources like that ....

all the slaughter gets less than a minutes airtime on the devil box if that but hours of some guy called snowden

posted on Jun, 26 2013 @ 10:30 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Resources yes, like water. Well that explains Africa.
This is sad, and scary at the same time, to think that meanwhile
back in the States we have radicals like this invited to the Whitehouse,
so that we can better identify their needs.


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