what the hell do you expect people to do?*
BAUCHI, Nigeria — Villagers in an area of Nigeria where Boko Haram
operates have killed and detained scores of the extremist Islamic militants who were suspected of planning a fresh attack, the residents
and a security official said.
Locals in Nigeria’s northern states have been forming vigilante groups
in various areas to resist the militant group who have held more than
270 schoolgirls captive since last month.
And the problem is? Oh, from the .gov point of view these people have arms; they're not the unarmed victims the officials would prefer. Aside from that, what's the problem?
On Tuesday morning, after learning about an impending attack by
militants, locals ambushed two trucks with a gunmen, a security official
told The Associated Press. At least 10 militants were detained, and
scores were killed, the official said, speaking on condition of
anonymity because he is not authorized to give interviews to
journalists. It was not immediately clear where the detainees were being
I have to wonder if this kind of crap is part of the reason the government forces aren't having much success:
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the top State Department official for Africa,
said in a web chat Wednesday that “part of our work with the (Nigerian)
government is to help train members of their security how not to commit
human rights violations.”
What do you want to bet these clowns consider 'Find the kidnappers, kill them, rescue the girls' to be a violation of the rights of the slimeballs who're forcing marriages and threatening sale into slavery for the girls?
Probably started a lot like the people in Mexico who've been actually succeeding against the cartel: use the few weapons they did have to whack a few bad guys and take theirs, repeat as needed.
*Yes, it's a NYEffingCity paper; they probably expect them to wait prostrate until someone saves them.