Good News: Chadians free 100 girls captured by Boko Haram

Logo of Boko Haram (ArnoldPlaton)


There is some good news to report: Chad security was able to free about 100 schoolgirls recently captured by Boko Haram.

August 17, 2014

Officials say security forces in Chad have rescued Nigerians who were recently kidnapped by Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group.

The abductees were snatched last Sunday by the militants in a raid on a Nigerian town near the border with Chad.

The militants, along with nearly 100 kidnapped Nigerians, were stopped at the border by Chadian soldiers. …

Boko Haram wants to enforce an Islamic state in Nigeria, whose population of more that 170 million is almost evenly divided between a mainly Muslim north and largely Christian south.

The group has been accused of kidnapping hundreds of people in the northeast to use as conscripts, wives and slaves.

Boko Haram’s April 14 abduction of schoolgirls from the remote town of Chibok drew unprecedented international attention to the conflict and offers of help from Western powers. 

Boko Haram calls itself the Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad. It is a deviant Islamic faction.  It, in certain ways, is similar to the group calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq.  It basically, however, has less arms and less money.  The goal of terror and forced conversion to Islam seems to be shared by both groups.

I was horrified about this kidnapping and threat to sell the schoolgirls since I learned of it last Spring. The girls and their families are in my prayers.

The Bible condemns kidnapping:

16 “He who kidnaps a man and sells him, or if he is found in his hand, shall surely be put to death. (Exodus 21:16)

In addition to being kidnapped, the schoolgirls also are at risk of being sold into prostitution (cf. Leviticus 19:29). This is wrong and the so-called Islamic leaders of Boko Haram should realize this.

Kidnapping is wrong. Prostitution is wrong.

Hopefully, more of those kidnapped by Boko Haram will be freed soon.

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