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20 Kidnapped Women: Boko Haram Demands 800 Cows as Ransom
Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | June 12, 2014 | Ndahi Marama

Posted on 06/13/2014 5:37:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway

MAIDUGURI—Boko Haram terrorists are reportedly asking for 800 cows as a precondition for the release of the abducted 20 Fulani women.

The terrorists demanded that each of the women would be swapped with 20 cows each bringing the total to 800 cows, husbands of the abducted women and other security sources have said.

The people of Chibok, including members of the Vigilante Youths denied the abduction of the Fulani women when news of the kidnap first filtered, saying that the only people missing in the area were the 230 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok.

The police authorities in Borno State also maintained that they were not aware of the alleged missing Fulani women. However, the insurgents who picked up the women in Garkin Fulani, a nomadic settlement near Chibok town last Thursday were now reaching out to their husbands, demanding 20 cows each for their release.

A security source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said many Fulani herdsmen had reported cases of abduction of their women in various police stations around Damoba and Kaga Local Government Areas of the state.

The source however, said that the husbands and fathers of the abducted women were not ready to part with even a single calf as ransom for the release of their wives and daughters.

“You know the Fulanis hold their herds more dearly, because without it they have no means of livelihood. Most of them have come to report the incident at our offices but they are all saying such demands are not tenable,”he said. According to the officer, securitymen were presently handling a particular case at a police divisional outpost in Jakana town, Kaga Local Government, about 50 kilometres away from Maiduguri, where a Fulani man said he would rather stay without his wife than give out what he did not even have.

This man in question has a son delivered to him by his abducted wife and presently the man and his son are at the police station in Jakana.

He said he was asked to provide 40 cows as ransom for the release of his abducted wife, but the man said he has his son with him; and that if it was God’s wish that his wife would return to him, he does not need to part with his means of livelihood to secure her release, he added.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; bokoharam; bovineransom; cameroon; kidnapping; nigeria; terrorism

1 posted on 06/13/2014 5:37:54 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

800 bows? They planning to refight Agincourt?


2 posted on 06/13/2014 5:38:43 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: nickcarraway

Economic terrorism too.


3 posted on 06/13/2014 5:38:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway
The terrorists demanded that each of the women would be swapped with 20 cows each bringing the total to 800 cows, husbands of the abducted women and other security sources have said.

Somebody's math is a little shaky.

4 posted on 06/13/2014 5:39:40 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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To: nickcarraway

That little political football sure dropped off the pages in a hurry


5 posted on 06/13/2014 5:39:54 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: nickcarraway

Theoretically, how many pounds of C4 can you stuff in a living cow?


6 posted on 06/13/2014 5:40:37 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: nickcarraway

Obama! Start bowing!!


7 posted on 06/13/2014 5:40:41 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Louie Gomert was just in Nigeria meeting with the parents of the missing girls.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 5:40:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Sherman Logan

Maybe they are taking into account shrinkage and the sales tax on ransom?


9 posted on 06/13/2014 5:40:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: dangerdoc

3 lbs in each stomach. (Don’t ask.)


10 posted on 06/13/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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11 posted on 06/13/2014 5:42:37 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sherman Logan
800 bows....we've got just the guy to deliver them...

12 posted on 06/13/2014 5:44:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Sherman Logan
800 bows? They planning to refight Agincourt?

Does that mean they don't need the arrows?

13 posted on 06/13/2014 5:45:08 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ilovesarah2012; Sherman Logan

Mod corrected headline, no fun. Could have been a great thread!! :-(


14 posted on 06/13/2014 5:45:24 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Somebody's math is a little shaky.

It's the Common Core math.

15 posted on 06/13/2014 5:45:24 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Genoa

Damn....been hunting for a pic of a cow wearing a bow:-(


16 posted on 06/13/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: nickcarraway

How about the same number of pigs dropped on them by aircraft?


17 posted on 06/13/2014 5:47:45 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: dangerdoc
Theoretically, how many pounds of C4 can you stuff in a living cow?

The Baltimore police anti-bovine terror squad is ready to overreact.

Holy Cow! Steer on the Loose in West Baltimore Shot Dead by Police

18 posted on 06/13/2014 5:49:54 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Sasparilla

as long as that pig is a JSOW


19 posted on 06/13/2014 5:49:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: nickcarraway
Boko Haram Demands 800 Bows as Ransom



20 posted on 06/13/2014 5:51:50 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: nickcarraway

send long horns


21 posted on 06/13/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: nickcarraway

We can send them one 800 pound Candy Crowley, does that count as 1 really large cow?


22 posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:05 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway

800 cows! How about the first black American president instead? We can throw in the big aeroplane too just to sweeten the deal.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 5:55:09 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: nickcarraway; Enterprise

800 cows ? is Thad Cochran involved in this ?


24 posted on 06/13/2014 5:56:21 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: SgtBob

25 posted on 06/13/2014 5:56:30 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: dangerdoc

“It’s alimentary.”


26 posted on 06/13/2014 5:56:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m sure we can round up that may politicians. Where’s the lasso?


27 posted on 06/13/2014 5:57:58 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: EEGator

That is VERY funny.

We all need more laughs these days.

.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 5:58:54 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Genoa

LOL - it could have been fun!


29 posted on 06/13/2014 6:01:45 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: EEGator; Mears

I sit in awe....good job!


30 posted on 06/13/2014 6:03:30 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Sherman Logan

we really need a like button lol


31 posted on 06/13/2014 6:03:35 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Sasparilla

Lots and lots of canned hams.

From 10,000 feet.


32 posted on 06/13/2014 6:09:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: SgtBob

Thank you. My work here is done...good night.


33 posted on 06/13/2014 6:13:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: nickcarraway

Start lining up Dem womyn, because we conservative gals are hot! Oh wait, do they mean actual bovines?


34 posted on 06/13/2014 6:17:48 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: nickcarraway

Go to one of those Moms Against Guns rallies, plenty of cows to satisfy the Boko


35 posted on 06/13/2014 6:18:39 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nickcarraway

Just send them Hillary.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 6:20:35 PM PDT by dforest
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To: EEGator

37 posted on 06/13/2014 6:27:23 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway
"800 cows as a precondition for the release of the abducted 20 Fulani women...20 cows each for their release..."

A little proposition there from the slick businessmen.

"He said he was asked to provide 40 cows as ransom for the release of his abducted wife, but the man said he has his son with him; and that if it was God’s wish that his wife would return to him, he does not need to part with his means of livelihood to secure her release, he added."

Ah! Wise guy, eh? He wouldn't accept the generous offer!

[Little irony and humor there. But on the darker side, we can see from contemporary events and political speech, that such an economic environment is already arriving in America.]

Hmmm...on second thought. 40 cows, eh? Live cattle, 146.63 per hundredweight. Wow. Beef is expensive!

Lemme see...that's about $1466.30 per head of western range slaughter beef...times 40...

...$58,652 for 40 of 'em! Hoooweee!


38 posted on 06/13/2014 6:31:13 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: nickcarraway

800 Cows? Boko Haram must have heard that Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran is planning a trip to Africa and they must prepare for his visit.


39 posted on 06/13/2014 6:52:03 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: nickcarraway

I love it! I read the bows and knew it had to be a mistake, but planned to say I would make them from red, white and blue ribbon!


40 posted on 06/13/2014 6:52:37 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: nickcarraway

Frigging savages. It’s way past time to wipe that stupid black rock in Saudi off the map by turning it Ito radioactive dust.


41 posted on 06/13/2014 6:53:34 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: kingattax
"is Thad Cochran involved in this ?"

He's cool with it as long as the cows aren't from Mississippi. You know, blood being thicker than water and all that.

42 posted on 06/13/2014 7:24:39 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway
Here's two cows.


43 posted on 06/13/2014 7:53:22 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Enterprise

LOL


44 posted on 06/13/2014 8:04:32 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: mountn man

do ya think the boko haram would take em as a down payment ?


45 posted on 06/13/2014 8:06:26 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’d put GPS trackers on the cows.


46 posted on 06/13/2014 8:19:14 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
800 cows? How about tons of lesbians instead?


47 posted on 06/13/2014 10:17:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway
If I read this correctly, some women are worth 20 cows each, while other women are worth 40 cows each.

Johnny Carson impression: "I did not know that!"

48 posted on 06/14/2014 12:25:40 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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