Even though Beyonce and Jay Z are dominating what we read in the news, Nigeria is still in unrest. Residents of three northeastern Nigerian villages repelled attacks by Boko Haram militants, killing over 200 of them, CNN reports. This militant group is reponsible for the abduction of 276 Nigerian school girls who were said to have been kidnapped, forced to covert to Islam and married off to Boko Haram members. Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the ethnic Shuwa-dominated Kalabalge District last week and local villagers did all they could to fight off the attack and successfully took out hundreds of deadly Boko Haram members.
The villagers were given a heads up that Boko Haram was coming to attack their village and they were able to band together. Nigerian blogger, Mike Omeri said, “They were able to do what they did because they had prior information that these people were coming to attack them at a particular time in the night and particular time of the day.”
It’s being reported that gunmen arrived in dozens of all-terrain vans, armored tanks and motorcycles, but villagers quickly mobilized and engaged the attackers in a prolonged battle. “They attacked Menari and killed around 60 people and burned some homes before proceeding to Tsangayari and Garawa villages,” resident Algoni Ahunna said.
“At Tsangayari and Garawa, they met a big surprise as residents engaged them in a fierce battle in which over 200 of the Boko Haram fighters were killed. More than 150 were killed in Tsangayari,” Ahunna said.
This is the second defeat Boko Haram has suffered from locals in the area in over a month. In April, villagers attacked scores of Boko Haram members during another vicious attack against them.
Of course Boko Haram won’t take this attack lightly. Already, there’s been a suicide bombing attack in Kano, a city in northern Nigeria. According to reports, the explosion was caused by a bomb in a car in the mainly Christian area of Sabon Gari, which is an area that has previously been targeted by Boko Haram Islamist militants. The victims were three men and a 12-year-old girl. Boko Haram attacked this same city in March 2013 the same way and killed over 20 people.
Boko Haram is on a mission to overthrow the Nigeria government and create an Islamic state. They will obviously do whatever it takes to make that happen. My prayers and my heart are with the residents of Nigeria.
Do you beauties think that these girls will come home safe when Nigeria is going through so much violent unrest?
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
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5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
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Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"