Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 1st 2014 Contents A45
Thursday, May 1, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
South and Central, it's your turn for fun as the magic comes to the
Southern Academy of the Performing Arts!!! Crazy Catholic and
D C Shell Theatre will take you, your family and friends into Fairy Land!!
From the producers of Rapunzel, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty,
Snow White, Rumpelstilskin, Red Riding Hood, Bollywood and Phantom of the NAPA
comes a brand new play based on the story by the Brothers Grimm.
Another memorable show for the entire family,
written and directed by the Crazy Catholic.
You are invited to fairyland - Magic,
Romance, Comedy and Non-Stop Fun
Please add us!
D C SHELL THEATRE
and CRAZY CATHOLI
Don't dream... come!
FRIDAY 2nd MAY - 8.30 p.m.
SATURDAY 3rd MAY - 7.30 p.m.
SUNDAY 4th MAY - 5.30 pm
FRIDAY 2nd MAY - 10.00 a.m.
SPECIAL SCHOOL SHOW: All schools invited
BUY 1 TICKET: Get 1 ticket free ($150)
Produced by D C Shell Theatre
Pioneers in Family
Fairy Tales, Bollywood
& Clean Comedy.
SAPA box office opens from
Wednesday 30 April at 11am daily
732-5796, 683-6496, 796-4272, 750-0104
In this April 21, 2014 file photo, four female students of the government secondary school Chibok, who were
abducted by gunmen and reunited with their families, walk in Chibok, Nigeria. AP PHOTO
LAGOS---Scores of girls and young
women kidnapped from a school in
Nigeria are being forced to marry
their Islamic extremist abductors,
a civic organisation reported
At the same time, the Boko Haram
terrorist network is negotiating over
the students fate and is demanding
an unspecified ransom for their
release, a Borno state community
leader told The Associated Press.
He said the message from the
abductors also claimed that two of
the girls have died from snake bites.
The message was sent to a mem-
ber of a presidential committee man-
dated last year to mediate a ceasefire
with the Islamic extremists, said the
The news of negotiations comes
as parents say the girls are being sold
into marriage to Boko Haram mili-
tants. The students are being paid
2,000 naira ($12) to marry the fight-
ers, Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe
People s Forum told The Associated
She said the parents information
about mass weddings is coming from
villagers in the Sambisa Forest, on
Nigeria s border with Cameroon,
where Boko Haram is known to have
"The latest reports are that they
have been taken across the borders,
some to Cameroon and Chad," Aliyu
said. It was not possible to verify
the reports about more than 200
missing girls kidnapped in the north-
east by the Boko Haram terrorist
network two weeks ago.
"Some of them have been married
off to insurgents. A medieval kind
of slavery. You go and capture
women and then sell them off," com-
munity elder Pogu Bitrus of Chibok,
the town where the girls were
abducted, told the BBC Hausa Serv-
ice.Outrage over the failure to rescue
the girls is growing and hundreds of
women braved heavy rain to march
yesterday to Nigeria s National
Assembly to protest lack of action
over the students. Hundreds more
also marched in Kano, Nigeria s sec-
ond city in the north.
"The leaders of both houses said
they will do all in their power but
we are saying two weeks already have
past, we want action now," said
activist Mercy Asu Abang.
"We want out girls to come home
alive---not in body bags," she said.
There also has been no news of 25
girls kidnapped from Konduga town
in Borno state earlier this month.
A federal senator from the region
said the military is aware of the
movements of the kidnappers and
the girls because he has been feeding
them details that he has gathered on
a near-daily basis.
"What bothered me the most is
that whenever I informed the mil-
itary where these girls were, after
two to three days they were moved
from that place to another. Still, I
would go back and inform them on
new developments," Sen Ahmad
Zanna is quoted as saying at the
Nigerian online news site Persecond
Aliyu said that in northeastern
Nigeria "life has become nasty, short
and brutish. We are living in a state
of anarchy." (AP)
Reports: Abducted girls
married to Nigerian rebels
Links Archive April 30th 2014 May 2nd 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page