The Heroic Pup
Dog’s are a man’s best friend. There’s little that a good dog can’t do. However, many people would not guess that such a dog would also save a wedding party from a suicide bomber. Still, that’s just what one dog in Nigeria did. The dog tackled a woman wearing a suicide vest and kept her from blowing up the people present.
The Daily Caller reported on the hero dog’s actions. The attack happened in the city of Maiduguri. This is a hotbed of Boko Haram violence. The Islamist terrorists are allied with ISIS. The alert dog found the bomber and tackled her. The bomber was unable to travel any further, so she blew herself up, killing herself and the dog. Local officials do not know if the dog trained to stop bombs. However, the dog is a clear hero due to what it did.
The Role of a Good Dog
The local police praised the dog for its actions. It is unfortunate that we don’t even know the dog’s name. Surely the dog is well known and thanked by the wedding party for what they did. It goes to show that the price to pay against Islamist terror is constant vigilance. We all have a role to play in stopping such violence. The dog took it more seriously than some of our leaders in Washington.
There is still much work to be done to wipe out Boko Haram from Nigeria and beyond. Local forces attacked and reduced the size of their emirate. However, they continue with their assaults. At least actions like this are more effective than Twitter hashtags like #Bringbackourgirls. We can clearly see the difference between ineffective and effective counter-terror actions.
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