The forces of Boko Haram invaded a town in northern Nigeria. The marauders raided every house, pulling men, women and children out into the streets. They gathered the entire town together and began separating parents from their children, ripping young ones out of the hands of their crying mothers.
The adults were forced into a line, and forced to lie face down. The children watched in horror as these vicious monsters walked down the line executing their parents, one after the other. The children were taken back to the terrorist camps where they were going to be forced to join Boko Haram as child soldiers.
Before leaving the area, the soldiers began to loot and burn all the structures in the village.
That is when opportunity struck. The militants had only left a few soldiers to guard the children while they destroyed the town. Many of the children ran and were pursued. They chased them on foot and motorcycle, shooting and hacking at them with machetes.
Many of the children were killed. Those who escaped were able to make it into the forests nearby and were rescued days later, dehydrated and starving. On that one day, more than 1,000 innocent men and women were gunned down or executed. What happened to the survivors? They are now orphaned, living in refugee camps, along with 2.2 Million other refugees with stories just like this.
Photos from our aid to Nigerian refugees.
Boko Haram is an especially brutal and vicious terrorist organization that targets elementary schools, and particularly focused on brutalizing and torturing young girls. Their trademark attack involves barricading exits to elementary schools, lighting them on fire and (as children escape out windows) then execute the survivors. Last year, these murderers slaughtered more than 10,000 civilians in their war on the Nigerian government. Their goal is to wipe out all traces of “Western influence.” Even their name means “Western education is forbidden.” Now having fully allied themselves with ISIS, they have declared all out war on the non-Muslim population of Nigeria.
Gleaning For The World is providing the needed, basic humanitarian supplies to help those fleeing for their lives. Forced to rely on only basic food items, there is an extreme lack of nutrition. We are providing the much needed food supplements and vitamins to help increase nutrition and health. Victims who have escaped and made it to the refugee camps, suffer from burns, knife and bullet wounds. We are providing medical and first aid relief to the refugee camps to help doctors treat and care for those who are injured and sick.
These monsters will continue to rape, kidnap and brutally kill the most vulnerable in society until they fulfill their goals. The more stories that come out of these camps the more it damages Boko Haram’s ability to recruit. You can be a part of a positive impact and save lives of those in desperate need.
Gleaning For The World is a humanitarian organization committed to making an impact across the world through the efficient delivery of critical supplies.
Goes To Programs