‘Nigeria was warned 4 hours before school raid’- Amnesty Intl

 By Obi Odenigbo

bringemWhat did the Nigerian government know about the mass abduction of schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, and when did it know it?

Those are the tough questions being asked after an explosive report made public Friday accused Nigerian military commanders of knowing the terror group was on its way to raid a boarding school in the town of Chibok at least four hours before 276 girls were abducted.

The findings by human rights group Amnesty International echo accounts of a number of the parents and villagers, who have described to CNN an ineffective military response in the days and weeks after the girls were abducted.

President Goodluck Jonathan’s government vowed to investigate the allegations even as it defended its military response and questioned the motive behind the accounts.

“This is really outrageous, unbelievable,” Minister of Information Labaran Maku told CNN.

Read more: CNN

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