Yes, this is a truly horrific situation in a remote part of the world where perhaps the police and army aren't as well prepared or trained as they could be. Perhaps also the political will isn't as strong?
This is the unacceptable face of religious fervour - military operations and acts of terror carried out in the name of Islam.
I long for the day when crusaders - religious extremists of any faith - are only a part of history.
They kill and torture and make war using a religion as their excuse. Disgusting. Obscene. Cowardly. They should be targeted by the police and army, rounded up and given a trial, a fair trial.
The US and UK have recently spoken out and now want to help Nigeria, indirectly. I think they'll offer intelligence and operational advice only. Let's hope these girls can be rescued and given back their right to an education, free from fear and prejudice.