Nov 18, 2014 |
Inside Out 314: Boko Haram in Nigeria
Most Americans first heard of Boko Haram in mid-April, when the terrorist group abducted between 250 and 300 girls in the middle of the night from their school dormitories in northeast Nigeria. According to reports, the terrorists herded the girls--all between the ages of 16 and 20—into seven Toyota pick-up trucks, and then drove them deep into the Sambisa forest.
But Boko Haram has been on the international radar since at least 2011, when it attacked Christian churches on Christmas Day and then, a few days later, bombed an Islamic school. According to the independent Council on Foreign Relations, since the inauguration of Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan in May of 2011, Boko Haram has killed over 4,200 people.
Join us for a conversation about what may be one of the most dangerous terrorist groups in the world. Our guests are Sarah Margon, the acting Washington director for international advocacy group Human Rights Watch, and Dr. David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, which supports and advocates for persecuted Christians world-wide.
Learn about Sarah Margon, the acting Washington director for Human Rights Watch.
Listen to the Family Life news feature on Boko Haram by clicking on the LISTEN or DOWNLOAD icon above.