May 18, 2014
Nigerian Villages Defend Themselves, Kill Over 200 Boko Haram!
Residents of three villages in northeastern Nigeria took security into their own hands this week, repelling attacks by Boko Haram insurgents and killing more than 200 of them, residents and officials said.
Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters stormed the villages of Menari, Tsangayari and Garawa in the ethnic Shuwa-dominated Kalabalge District on Tuesday. Boko Haram - the group responsible for the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the same region - was met with stiff resistance as locals put up a fierce fight, witnesses said.
The Obama Administration should be sending these villages more arms to defend themselves, rather than sending weapons to Syrian rebels.