The Search for the Nigerian School Girls

Monday, May 05, 2014

A young girl prays on the first day of Eid al-Fitr at Obalende praying ground in Lagos, Nigeria on August 19, 2012. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty)

Roughly 275 Nigerian school girls were abducted by the Islamist group Boko Haram on April 15. Adam Nossiter, West and Central Africa Bureau Chief for The New York Times, talks about what's known about the mass kidnapping and the search for the girls.


Adam Nossiter

Comments [9]

Garyboy from Upper Volta

I'm not surprised that Michelle Martin was too ashamed to mention that the culprits were proud black African men, who also just happen to be Islamic terrorists. No white people were involved in the kidnaping, raping, and selling of these defenseless young black African girls into slavery. Yet Michelle Martin did try to, instead, demonize The Great White Satan by crying that the US should "do more" apprehend these Muslim rapists. Blame the all-black government of Nigeria, Michelle.

May. 05 2014 07:07 PM
Margaret from NY

This militant group is totally against what Islam stands for, and their actions and statements insult Islam and they themselves are "Haram." The Islamic community must condemm their actions to kidnap children to enslave, rape, kill or sell. Believers don't do such things, and these people are not representing the Spirit of Islam (or ANY religion) but represent the evil in mankind. Absolutely they know nothing about the dignity of Islam. I pray those girls are protected and returned to their families and that this horrible militant group, Bocol Haram is crushed.

May. 05 2014 12:15 PM
Steven from Brooklyn

I'd like to see an independent group of ex-military women go out and rescue the girls.

May. 05 2014 12:03 PM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Regressive progressives are silent on Islamist criminality.

What a surprise.

May. 05 2014 12:01 PM
edie from Manhattan

Although I agree that the MSM should pay much more attention to Nigeria, to Africa, and to these horrible incidents - I have to say that even casual listeners to NPR / BBC are very aware of Boko Haram, what they stand for, the attacks on the boys and schools in February, and the recent kidnappings. I suspect these aren't quite as "below the radar" for many listeners worldwide as the show seems to imply.

May. 05 2014 11:55 AM
KB Goods from NYC

I keep hearing that this news has not been reported here, but honestly, the BBC has covered it like a blanket. I've known about it for weeks. And how did I learn about it? Through the BBC World News, carried by WNYC every night.

How can it be so unknown when WNYC, by virtue of carrying the BBC feed overnight, has carried it regularly?

May. 05 2014 11:54 AM

I guess those Muslim terrorists needed some young women so they took some.

May. 05 2014 11:47 AM
john from office

Why should the world care if their own government does not care. The world is Africa tired, mass killing, mass rape, mass starvation, mass corruption.

This is a terrible case, but think about the reaction to it in Africa, a yawn and more of the same.

May. 05 2014 11:47 AM
Capper from NYC

I can't understand why this story hasn't been top headline news, everywhere! Why aren't journalists speaking out about this more? The entire world should be outraged. WNYC should have dedicated all morning to discuss this story. Why not a whole show special? Why only a short segment at the end? This is horrifying.

May. 05 2014 11:07 AM

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