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Sat May 10, 2014, 08:03 PM

Breaking w/Caution: Nigerian Girls Potentially Located by U.S. Marines

Sat May 10, 2014 at 04:08 PM PDT
Breaking w/Caution: Nigerian Girls Potentially Located by U.S. Marines
by pajolyUn

NOTE: I caution against over exuberance until major media confirms this. Still, it seemed noteworthy. The original appearance seems to be on the website of the Vanguard, which is supposedly a credible and influential paper in Nigeria. I did check and found the reporters -- Kingsley Omonobi, Henry Umoru and Victoria Ojeme-Abuja -- appear to actually be reporters in Nigeria. We do know according to SecState Kerry the Marines are already on the ground, along with some from the UK. I am putting the diary back up for the purposes of comments as people find information. I will continue to update as I can what I can. Let's all hope for a positive outcome where these girls are returned home.

News has started to come out from top tier news sites in Nigeria, such as the Vanguard claiming U.S. Marines have found and arrested several Boko Haram leaders, and have located the missing girls in the forest still within the borders of Nigeria.

Military sources have stated that a combined team of security agents in the field and back up communications and satellite imagery specialists have located the missing girls inside the dreaded Sambisa forest.

The United States marines were also said to have used communications equipment to intercept a mobile phone call from a Boko Haram informant to insurgents giving them information on the movement of the marines and Nigerian security forces. The informant is said to have been arrested in Maiduguri and handed over to security officials.


Another Nigerian source reports:

There were indications yesterday that the 230 female students abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from the Government Girls' Secondary School, GGSS, Chibok, Borno State, have been sited at the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, by the Special Forces of the United States Marines.


The news is being picked up by numerous Nigerian news sites, but they each seem to point back to the Vanguard report. Other sources include The Herald in Nigeria. The news has not yet been verified by American or western media that I have yet found.

If true, it would be significant and a huge break if the girls are still within Nigeria, as it will make their rescue simpler. The expected rescue will be a joint efforts with other western troops.

The United States marines are expected to lead rescue efforts in conjunction with other special forces from France, the United Kingdom and ofcourse local troops to retrieve the girls and return them to their families.


Things are fluid and conflicting, another African source posted 3 hours ago the following.

The kidnapped Chibok girls have been moved from the Sambisa forest towards the forest around Ashaka in Gombe State, a top security official has told PREMIUM TIMES.

The security official, who sought anonymity as he was not authorised to speak, also denied the rumor that some of the girls were rescued on Saturday.
He, however, said there were high hopes for the quick rescue of the girls based on the ongoing cooperation between Nigerian officials and their counterparts from the U.S. and U.K. on the rescue efforts.

“It is not true that they have been rescued yet, but we noticed and observed movement of some of the girls from the Sambisa region towards Ashaka forest in Gombe state”, said the security personnel.


I'll post additional information as soon as I find it.

2:48 PM PT: A third Nigerian source is picking up on the news. "The Nigerian Voice." I must repeat, I do not yet see this in American general media.

http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/10/1298444/-Breaking-w-Caution-Nigerian-Girls-Located-First-Arrests-Made-by-U-S-Marine-with-Nigerian-Forces

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Reply Breaking w/Caution: Nigerian Girls Potentially Located by U.S. Marines (Original post)
FourScore May 2014 OP
theHandpuppet May 2014 #1
jberryhill May 2014 #2
former9thward May 2014 #19
jberryhill May 2014 #21
warrior1 May 2014 #3
Liberal_in_LA May 2014 #4
NightWatcher May 2014 #5
JJChambers May 2014 #10
Spitfire of ATJ May 2014 #25
Tess49 May 2014 #33
Brigid May 2014 #6
LadyHawkAZ May 2014 #7
chillfactor May 2014 #8
okaawhatever May 2014 #9
meti57b May 2014 #11
Tuesday Afternoon May 2014 #12
Firebrand Gary May 2014 #13
go west young man May 2014 #14
RainDog May 2014 #15
etherealtruth May 2014 #16
11 Bravo May 2014 #17
SunSeeker May 2014 #38
Sweet Freedom May 2014 #18
demigoddess May 2014 #20
okaawhatever May 2014 #22
chillfactor May 2014 #27
FourScore May 2014 #32
okaawhatever May 2014 #34
Orrex May 2014 #23
OldHippieChick May 2014 #24
Spitfire of ATJ May 2014 #26
SummerSnow May 2014 #31
Ap1977 May 2014 #28
FourScore May 2014 #37
pinboy3niner May 2014 #41
sawdust May 2014 #29
Supersedeas May 2014 #36
diabeticman May 2014 #30
951-Riverside May 2014 #35
rudolph the red May 2014 #40
Cartoonist May 2014 #39

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:06 PM

1. Let us hope

Oh I am hoping they have found the girls and can safely rescue them.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:07 PM

2. Well let's make sure Boko Haram knows that


Can we wait until there's a resolution of some kind?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:22 PM

19. Pretty sure the Boko Haram knows what is in the Nigerian media.

I really doubt they get their info from DU...

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Response to former9thward (Reply #19)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:28 PM

21. My comment wasn't really directed at DU

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:10 PM

3. I hope it's true

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #3)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:12 PM

4. me too

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:16 PM

5. "hey, what's that red dot....?"

Famous last words of several groups who have had run ins with our special forces.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #5)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:25 PM

10. A well deserves end for terrorists like this!!

 

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #5)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:38 PM

25. And others...

 



It would be cool to train a lion to do that....

Just to see the guy's expression.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #5)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:49 PM

33. Yep. Delicious thought. n/t

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:17 PM

6. Please, please let it be true!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:19 PM

7. Here's hoping...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:22 PM

8. I am holding my breath....

but I so hope this is true......the girls must be scared to death.......

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:22 PM

9. Yes, Vanguard is a reputable source. The top paper is the Sun but it's tabloidy. Then there's PUNCH.

I'll check out PUNCH

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:36 PM

11. May it be so!!!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:56 PM

12. make it so. oh, please. make it so

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:56 PM

13. Please, please, please, please let this be true... Please...

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 08:57 PM

14. If so.....

 

this is great news and shows what the US should be doing in the world...helping others....get in...get out...don't steal their resources...don't destabilize their countries....just help and great things will come from it.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:05 PM

15. hopefully this is true n/t

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:06 PM

16. If true this is wonderful

I appreciate your post and your caution. Thank you!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:12 PM

17. If true, this is going to give Glenn Greenwald a serious case of poutrage.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #17)

Sun May 11, 2014, 06:40 PM

38. LOL nt

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:20 PM

18. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift that would be.

I so hope it's true!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:22 PM

20. let's hope

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:30 PM

22. A news story quoting the military spokesman for Nigeria says the report of US Marines is

untrue, but if you read the story he answers the question oddly. The story was posted 12 hours ago and he says

The spokesperson for the DHQ, Major General Chris Olukolade, said in a statement that contrary to the reports and the pictures being circulated to illustrate the claims, there has been no incident or record as reported. He said that "no troop of the American Marines has so far been deployed in any part of Nigeria as is being circulated in certain media.


I don't know if that's just the way he speaks, and I don't think we'd go in on a rescue operation but the "so far" is odd. Also, the story itself is from 2 in the afternoon and it's now 2 in the morning over there.

http://saharareporters.com/press-release/no-american-troops-deployed-anywhere-nigeria-says-dhq

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #22)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:56 PM

27. perhaps the Nigerians are totally embarresed

by the breaking events..they did nothing...eggs on their faces if the Americans do/did find the girls...

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Response to okaawhatever (Reply #22)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:47 PM

32. I'm wondering if they are trying to dial it back for security reasons.

I mean, the press has just alerted Boko Haram that the US is on them. That might not be such a great thing.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #32)

Sat May 10, 2014, 11:16 PM

34. That is one of the things I thought, too. I figured if they do some sort of rescue it will be at

night with night vision goggles and thermal imaging equipment. The Nigerians/US/UK/French team, whoever does it, would have complete advantage over BH. I don't think they have that sophisticated of equipment. I also figured we'd use thermal imaging to find those girls in the forest. You can't hide the heat signature of 200 people. So anyway, I think if anything will be done it will be in the middle of the night.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:35 PM

23. Obama will do anything to distract from Benghazi.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #23)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:36 PM

24. LOL

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Response to Orrex (Reply #23)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:40 PM

26. Did you see this?

 

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Response to Orrex (Reply #23)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:29 PM

31. lol. I bet the Rethugs are saying that right now.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 09:59 PM

28. Source: A Daily Kos Diary

 

I'm going to go with "rumor" on this one.

Breaking "with caution"= If I was right I was right but if all of it was untrue I wasn't wrong because I said "with caution."

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Response to Ap1977 (Reply #28)

Sun May 11, 2014, 04:43 PM

37. Right, DK is so unrealiable. That's why US Sens, Congresspeople, and media elites post there.

It's a HORRIBLE source. And really! What's with the author giving their post a cautious caveat instead of stating it as fact...unbelievable!





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Response to FourScore (Reply #37)

Sun May 11, 2014, 10:44 PM

41. Don't hold your breath waiting for a reply from this one

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:00 PM

29. Is this true

 

Anybody know?

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Response to sawdust (Reply #29)

Sun May 11, 2014, 06:58 AM

36. we can only hope at this point

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 10:07 PM

30. My wife and I hope this is true.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat May 10, 2014, 11:30 PM

35. I naturally distrust anything coming from Nigerian news. I'm going to say its completely bogus.

 

Why would US Marines be in Nigeria anyway?

Army Rangers, Army Green Berets or Navy Seals I'd believe but not US Marines. The Marines arent known for special ops/hostage rescue although I'm sure they do it.

OTOH if there is any credibility to this (which I highly doubt) they could mean the Royal Marines

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Response to 951-Riverside (Reply #35)

Sun May 11, 2014, 08:46 PM

40. Marine Expeditionary Uniits specifically train for those

 

types of missions, it's a requirement in order to obtain their Special Operations Capable (SOC) designation.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sun May 11, 2014, 08:07 PM

39. Perhaps Rush spoke too soon.

Ya think?

And then I want to ask you, is the United States really this powerless? And then if you answer yes, we are really this powerless, then isn’t Obama to blame?” Limbaugh said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/limbaugh-bring-back-our-girls-106504.html#ixzz31SHwomVg

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