Boko Haram, the Islamic Militant group located in Nigeria walked into a marketplace in the town of Gamboru, Nigeria and opened fire killing some 300 people. They have taken the next step in their terror campaign to impose an Islamic state in Nigeria. Recently, Boko Haram has kidnapped some 270 young school girls in the attempt to sell them off. The total disruption of the region due to Boko Haram has drawn support from the outside world to put a stop to it.
Countries like the United States, Great Britain and China have vowed to send troops or whatever Nigeria needs to put a stop to this wave of violence. Since 2010, some twelve bombings, kidnappings, or murder have taken place in the northeastern section of Nigeria.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is brimming with glee when the reporters are in front of him asking why are you doing this. He's enjoying all the notoriety that his group is receiving from the world. In other words this egomaniac is relishing all that is going on. Since his rise to power Shekau and his organization have killed some 1,500 people, have displaced some 500,000 and have bombed or destroyed hundreds of schools and government buildings.
Nigerian President Goodluck Johnson is overwhelmed by the violence in the region and is accepting all the help he can get from the out side world. Declaring a state of emergency in the region, Johnson has been able to send some military into the area and has done some good. He is not able to defeat Boko Haram and he is acknowledging that he needs help.
The world became outraged when Shekau declared that he will be selling off the young girls he has kidnapped. The parents and loved ones of the girls have been marching in the streets and have brought many more with them to denounce the violence and terror brought about at the hands of Boko Haram.
Boko Haram has been pushing their agenda for some years onto the villagers and townsfolk of the region, but it seems recently they have wanted to up the ante. Let's see what they do against the world and how far they can continue down the road toward this Islamic State of theirs.