Friday, February 5, 2016
NIGERIAN PRESIDENT'S EMPTY PROMISES - ALISTER DAWBER
The Nigerian leader clearly overstated his ability to stop the Islamists. The attack in the village of Dalori began when three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the name of Boko Haram.
Four hours later, after the jihadists had firebombed houses with local people locked inside, 86 men, women and children were dead. “They came in through the bush, some of them riding on motorcycles and some in cars,” a resident of Dalori, in Nigeria’s violent north east, told Channels Television. “People ran helter skelter for safety. Some crossed the river behind our village and we made distress calls to the soldiers but no help came. They started shooting and burnt the town. They even beheaded some of us and set the elderly, who could not escape, on fire."