Boko Haram Plans to Kidnap Expatriates

Just as the news of 82 Chibok girls released by Boko Haram, there are developing stories according to Nigeria current news. The insurgents have been in the recording for kidnapping not only the locals but also expatriates. Just near the border of Cameroon in Bama, Borno State, it is believed that the extremists are looking for ways to kidnap Western foreign workers.

Boko Haram Has Kidnapped Foreigners Before

Back in the year 2011 to the year 2013, foreign construction workers and engineers were kidnapped and killed for no reason. This was being conducted by Khalid al-Barnawi, the head of Ansaru. Among the foreigners were Syrians, a German, an Italian, a Lebanese, a Briton, and Greek. As you have a look at the Nigeria current news, you will learn that kidnapping of foreigners is very rare. Despite this, it seems things are changing with Boko Haram. They have started focusing on abducting foreigners which has led to the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom to offer their advice to their citizens.

Borno State Is Targeted As Per the Nigeria Current News

The expatriates will not be the only ones vulnerable to kidnapping by Boko Haram. In the record, the extremists have kidnapped many people including kids with some of them being killed in the process. Though they have not been kidnapping foreigners as such, it seems they are changing this. As per the Nigeria current news is that majority of the foreign nationals in the northeastern part of the country are international aid workers. Since they are based in Bama, Borno State, the insurgents are targeting this region.

Boko Haram Causing Problems in the Region

This is a group that has led to the suffering of many. Thousands of people have been killed while others have been kidnapped such as the famous Chibok girls although as per Nigeria current news is that 82 of them were recently released. Over 2.6 million people in the Lake Chad region are homeless while thousands others need urgent food aid. It is the same thing happening close to the Cameroonian border.  All this is due to the conflict brought by Boko Haram.  It is estimated that close to 5 million people are in dire need of food aid.

Boko Haram continues to terrorise the locals in most parts of northern Nigeria. It is a conflict that has challenged even the groups offering food aid. Food aid could be cut as per the statement given by World Food due to the urgency help that is needed. According to the United Nations, there has not been such humanitarian crisis since the year 1945. This is the largest, and there has been challenged in every way. As the insurgents are still in control of some parts, the military has managed to push them out of some of their strongholds. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president, has however promised to do his best to alleviate Boko Haram something that he has proved since he took power.