CNN news 2014-05-13
Hey, everyone. I'm Carl Azuz. We are happy you are taking ten minutes for CNN STUDENT NEWS. Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan spoke out yesterday against Boko Haram. It's a terrorist group that kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls on April 15. The president says that would be the beginning of the end for the terrorists, but his country hasn't been able to rescue the girls. And Boko Haram just continued attacking and killing Nigerians. The Islamic militants say they kidnapped the girls because they were getting a Western education. The terrorists say that's a sin.
Malala Yousafzai knows what it's like to be targeted for that reason. In 2012, she was attacked for her education efforts in Pakistan.
When I heard about girls in Nigeria being abducted, I felt very sad. And I thought that my sisters are in prison now. And I thought that - I felt that as if I should speak up for them, because I felt responsibility. I believe that we are being sent to this world as a community, and it's our responsibility that we take care of each other.
The U.S. is planning to get involved in Nigeria, but we are not sure exactly how.
Mounting worldwide outrage of Boko Haram's vicious kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls. Now, leaving the U.S. to offer widespread intelligence and military assistance to Nigeria.
They've accepted our help, a combination of military, law enforcement and other agencies who are going in.
Nigeria agreed to accept U.S. help somewhat grudgingly and still has to agree to the specifics.
A team of U.S. military experts along with the FBI and others are offering help with intelligence, communications and planning for a possible rescue.
There's already talk of U.S. commando raids.
I think that the people on the ground have to go and have to determine if Special Forces are necessary.
But the Pentagon says, don't expect to see U.S. troops in action. More likely, detective work.
Every single thing is based on having iron clad intelligence on the target and on exactly where the girls are and how the girls are being treated. What they also look at is how the guards operate, you know, what the routine is.
And that's the kind of intelligence the U.S. simply doesn't have at this point. And what if the girls have already been moved.
Each one is going to be in individual house, probably in different buildings, maybe even in different cities and that makes it really difficult to do a coordinated raid to go after them at exactly the same time.
Without all the raids at exactly the same time Boko Haram would have advanced warning the U.S. is coming after them.
So, what could the U.S. military offer? Well, perhaps drones flying overhead. To begin to monitor Boko Haram's movements and communications. A first step to tracking them down. Barbara Starr, CNN, the Pentagon.
From Nigeria, we are moving across the Indian Ocean to Australia. Western Australia is the state that occupies about a third of the country. There's been a series of deadly shark attacks there in recent years, and the state government just wrapped up a three-month program to hunt various sharks. In all, Western Australia says 172 sharks have been captured. It allows those that are more than 10 feet long to be killed and 50 of them have been. The most are tagged and released. The government says the program has made people feel safer at the beach and contributed the scientific research about shark behavior.
It may extend the program, but none of those animals caught had been great whites. They've been responsible for most of the deadly attacks on humans. Conservationists say it's mostly tiger sharks, which haven't killed people that have been captured.