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    Nigerian Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram

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    These are the graphics (found on theworld.org) of what the Boko Haram do to those in opposing positions.

    Boko Haram: Who Are they and what do they want to achieve?

    Boko Haram, Nigeria’s militant Islamist group, has a goal. They want to overthrow the government and build an Islamic state. They have forbidden Muslims from taking part in anything political or social when it comes to Western society.  The Boko Haram was founded in 2002. Their main focus is on opposing Western education. They became a terrorist group in 2013.

    Abductions: how did they do it?

    Boko Haram’s way of abducting the girls is by taking them from school. The schools they target are both Christian and Muslim.  According to officials the death toll is between a few hundred and 2,000. In total 16 villages have been attacked. “Some people who hid in their homes were burned alive” -Musa Bukar. In 2009 They killed over 5,000 people. Since 2009 they have taken at least 500 women and girls.

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    My name is Nico Parker. I write poetry and song lyrics. I am currently teaching myself to play guitar. I am class of 2025. I have been an AVID student since 7th grade. I've been writing poetry since 9th grade and song lyrics since 5th grade.  I would describe myself as creative, determined, empathetic, understanding, and a leader. I value my writing because creativity is easy to demonstrate in writing. I plan to use my writing to become an author and/or a musician in the future. Top colleges I would like to attend after high school include New York University and Northridge.
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