Boko Haram takes over Nigerian town

Friday, August 29, 2014

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

ABUJA (Worthy News)-- Last week Boko Haram invaded the Gujba Local Government Area in Yobe State, Nigeria, enforcing Islamic law over the town of Buni Yadi, according to Christian Today.

Haram's jihadists have attacked schools, marketplaces and churches in both Yobe and Borno States. By the end of May alone more than 90 Nigerians have been killed.

Boko Haram became internationally infamous after kidnapping more than 270 young women from an all-girls school in Chibok in April and it also claimed responsibility for a similar mass kidnapping in May in Warabe. More than 200 girls remain missing.

Both Boko Haram and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have declared regional Islamic caliphates

"Parallels between the actions of IS and those of Boko Haram and its allied offshoots are not coincidental," said Mervyn Thomas, Chief Executive of Christian Solidarity World. "A less compartmentalized approach must be adopted in order for militant jihadism to be addressed effectively, with punitive measures formulated at international level against IS replicated in the case of Boko Haram and other similar groups, including the disruption of funding."