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May 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm

CBC News Interviews Kendhammer on Missing Nigerian Schoolgirls

CBC News interviewed Dr. Brandon Kendhammer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University, for a May 4 report on “Why over 250 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing.”

Dr. Brendon Kendhammer

Dr. Brendon Kendhammer

It’s been nearly three weeks since men dressed as soldiers kidnapped more than 300 girls from a Nigerian boarding school, an attack that has critics decrying the lack of action from a military that may not have the capability to mount an effective rescue operation.

“It’s really hard to say what will happen,”said Brandon Kendhammer, assistant professor of political science at Ohio University, who focuses on religion and politics in northern Nigeria . “The Nigerian military doesn’t have a particularly strong track record in being able to free hostages.”…

“You hear they’ve got fighter jets but clearly [they are] not the right tools to help find young women in an area like this,” Kendhammer said. “The sense is that the tool kit that is available here is not particularly apt given what needs to happen.”

Read the CBC News article. The article was also picked up on the Huffington Post.

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