More than a month has passed since the radical Islamist group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of girls in Nigeria.
The government there has vowed to rescue the girls. But in the northeast corner of the country, the epicenter of Boko Haram’s insurgency, one of the group’s victims is skeptical that his government is equipped to take them on.
Alhaji Ali Hassan lost three of his brothers in a Boko Haram attack last month.
“The truth of the matter is that there is nothing we can do,” he said. “Boko Haram has all kinds of guns.”
Now there’s growing concern the Islamic group has infiltrated the Nigerian military.
“The Nigerian army is supposed to protect us,” Hassan said. “They were very close by, but they refused to come and defend us.”
Hassan lives in Chibok in Borno State, the same village where the 276 school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14.
The group has forced the girls, the vast majority of whom were Christians, to convert to Islam.
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SOURCE: CBN News