Wall Street Journal Journalist Sheds Light On Intra-Boko Haram War and #DapchiGirls Kidnap
Joe Parkinson, a journalist with the Wall Street Journal, has some interesting insights on the abduction of the Dapchi Girls.
The Wall Street Journal described the abduction of 110 girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, as a copycat attack.
As evening prayers resounded across this northeastern Nigerian town last month, camouflage-clad jihadists drove up to a local girls’ school and kidnapped 110 students in a replay of one of the world’s most infamous abductions: Boko Haram’s 2014 seizure of 276 girls, hours away in Chibok.
But the Feb. 19 attack was different in an important and unsettling way, according to U.S. and Nigerian officials. The culprit wasn’t Boko Haram, but a breakaway faction that is allied with Islamic State and, in the eyes of…
The abduction had previously been reported as carried out by a breakaway faction of Boko Haram led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi.
Parkinson, writing on his Twitter, explained what the group broke away, and the possible reason for the abduction of the girls.
See the thread below:
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