|Every parents worst nightmare 270+ missing daughters|
|Nation wide protest by mothers for the release and safe return of their daughters taken by terrorist group Boko Haram. Pic from News 24 South Africa|
The US has offered to help Nigerian security forces find and locate the missing school girls. So far only one school girl has escaped and shared her experience. The U.S. government jump to help. Although praised by some Nigerians tired of the Nigerian government's ineffectiveness against Boko, the arrival of American troops in Nigeria has raised eyebrows given previous American interventions in other African countries Libya, D.R. Congo and South Sudan. Or lack of American interest and gumption to intervene in neighboring countries conflict ie Central African Republic, Chad and Mali. The four mentioned are former french colonies and France has not hesitated to intervene in the name of fighting terrorism including sending troops despite criticism from the French people as a whole.
Throughout the war on terror, Nigeria has been spared from NATO's preemptive strikes and a future bombings on Boko Haram. Africom and Western military advisers are growing on the continent using terrorism as the raison d entre to intervene in West Africa and South Sudan. Remember the European mercenaries operating quietly in several African countries during the independence movements, in today's conflicts and Western governments (via allies) supplying of weapons to anti-Takfiri/terrorist groups in Libya, C.A.R, DR. Congo, Mali and Cote d' Ivoire. Strangely, Ecowas has not been mentioned as a possible search and rescue force by mainstream media or the pundits. Ecowas leaders recently wrapped up a meeting in Ghana on Boko Haram and the wider Western African security and terrorism concerns. Ghanaian President John Mahama, who is also Ecowas chairman has suggested building up a force of Ecowas troops to aid Nigerian security forces and military to fight against Boko Haram.
President Jonathan and wider Nigerian government have been rightly condemned by society for their slow and weak response to locating and finding the school children. Boko Haram has not only kidnapped school children but managed to attack neighboring and rural towns in Maidiguri, Chibok and other Northeastern towns where violence has been the most heavy. The Nigerian military has used heavy handed tactics rounding up suspected males from 18 and up, beating and torturing detained suspects and occasionally bombing villages and towns regarded as safe havens while fighting Boko Haram militants as part of its own local war on terrorism.