Niger Stop Boko Haram

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$380

Buys one stretcher

$140

Buys one metal detector wand

$62

Buys one first aid kit

$21

Buys one headlamp

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Over the past few years, the extremist group Boko Haram has terrorized the greater Lake Chad Basin of West Africa. The group has tortured, kidnapped, and killed innocent civilians in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. In the last twelve months alone, Boko Haram’s activities have been characterized by sensational acts of violence and terrorism such as the kidnapping of hundreds of young girls, suicide attacks in busy markets, and a pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State.

A combined offensive of Nigerien and Chadian forces recently began to eradicate Boko Haram in those two countries, as well as to defeat the group in Nigeria itself. A U.S. team is mentoring one of the key units in this effort – a 150-man Nigerien Army unit responsible for security along the border between Niger and Nigeria.

SoA’s Isaac Eagan delivers a stretcher to soldiers in Niger to help them stop Boko Haram
SoA’s Isaac Eagan delivers a stretcher to soldiers in Niger to help them stop Boko Haram

While the Nigerien unit is well trained and motivated, they do not have all the equipment needed to detect and survive Boko Haram attacks. Simple equipment such as metal detector wands, first aid kits, and stretchers would drastically improve the unit’s ability to withstand Boko Haram, survive attacks, and safeguard the local population; headlamps and hydration systems (Camelbaks) would help them conduct patrols in all conditions.

With your help, Spirit of America can provide these critical items and help put an end to the horrific actions of Boko Haram.

100% of your gift will be used to purchase what is needed for this project. Donations in excess of the project's needs will be offered a refund.

 

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