On August 25, a candle-lit vigil was held in Abuja by many relatives of 219 still-missing schoolgirls,marking 500 days since their abduction by Boko Haram fighters in the town of Chibok in Borno state.
It has been reported by international rights group Amnesty International, that at least 2,000 women and girls have been captured by the group since the beginning of 2014.
The following is a radio interview 12 Mar 2015 between Neil Johnson (Vision Radio) and Muhammed Ibrahim (Passion For Converts Int) updating the Australian radio audience on the situation in Nigeria just prior to the election and also the needs of Passion for Converts in providing support for new converts.
The recent massacre of 141 people, mostly school children, in the Pakistani city of Pashawar has been described as a watershed moment in Pakistan’s battle against the Taliban.
Nigeria’s watershed moment happened eight months ago when armed Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped 276 girls from their school. Since then, the march of Boko Haram into northern Nigeria continues unabated, in no way slowed by an ineffective military. One of the reasons for the weak response to Boko Haram’s attacks was unearthed a few months ago by an Australian, Stephen Davis, who was involved in the negotiations to free the Chibok girls. He named several government officials who he said provided money and supplies to the militants, among them, the former Governor of Borno State, Modu Sherriff and a former Chief of Armtaff, retired Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika.
Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, has stated that the insurgency’s war between Muslims and unbelievers will end when Islamic law rules Nigeria..