DAMATURU, Nigeria, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in northeast Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday.
“Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes,” Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the Federal Government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe state, near the state’s capital city of Damaturu.
All those killed were boys. No girls were touched, Rufai said.
The Islamists, whose struggle for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria has killed thousands and made them the biggest threat to security in Africa’s top oil producer, increasingly are preying on the civilian population.
29 kids died in a horrific school shooting and CNN doesn’t even mention it. MSNBC? Nothing visible on their really funky and nearly worthless page.
Foxnews has a single link on it’s front page under the “Latest News” section though.
Wonder if the media doesn’t want to cover it because firearms were used in another country to perpetuate a heinous mass murder. Thereby preserving the impression these things only happen in America.
There comes a time when patience runs out and we have to act. Time and time again it happens. After every shooting, after every horrible murder spree; the main stream media and the gun control advocates trot out the tired hackneyed phrase
I rarely approve of burning books but I’ll make exception for the style guide used by 99% of all news outlets. The less said about what I’m willing to do to editors who keep approving articles featuring this line — well the less that can be used against me in a court of law.
Come on PEOPLE. We haven’t stopped having this debate. Either admit that and don’t use it again or Admit you don’t pay attention to your own site.
What other repetitive phrases or sayings get under your skin?
At the story here about a Houston shooting with 5 people shot; probably more involved.
Neighbors claim the drama in their community began hours before the shooting when a group of people beat up a woman on crutches.
“The girl got up. She was on a crutch and said, this ain’t over with. About two hours later, I heard gunshots,” explained a neighbor who only wanted to be identified as Kay.
According to several neighbors, constant conflict among two groups of people has left the neighborhood shaken in recent months.
277 words used to describe the situation of: - 1 Person beaten by several or more
- Threats of retaliation
- Apparent retaliation
- Neighbors afraid to go out at night
- “Two Groups” involved.
- No one talking about what happened
Can anyone guess the missing word? (Here a hint, it rhymes with Rang)
Propaganda media strikes again !
I’ve learned not to trust all the images or reports coming out of the Middle East regarding deaths and injuries. Sometimes it is hard to spot the fakes. Other times, it is a little easier.
Middle East Analyst Raymond Ibrahim who speaks Arabic and follows the Egyptian media closely reports, “A near hysterical woman is heard lambasting the Egyptian military for supposedly killing peaceful Brotherhood protesters, while the Al Jazeera crew videotapes a man who appears to be either unconscious or dead — a supposed victim of the military.”
The scene at the Fateh Mosque in Cairo: A man with a blood-soaked shirt and bandaged head is on the ground. His hand is on his torso resting on the blood stain, suggesting he was shot. When a first aid worker pulls up the “victim’s” shirt, the purportedly unconscious (or dead) man quickly raises his sneakered foot to push away the medic’s hand. All the while, the man’s eyes remain closed.
And Al-Jazeera launched an American version on Tuesday; guess the Comedy Channel is in for some stiff competition.