When Boko Haram kidnapped a large number of Nigerian schoolgirls some months ago, David Cameron, Barrack Obama, and other leaders, along with many celebrities, made public statements about the matter. Collectively they’ve said nothing publicly about the many killings of Nigerian men and boys in recent years. and they’ll say nothing publicly about the latest kidnapping of men and boys – 97 of them.
The article’s headline fails to identify the gender of those kidnapped – inconceivable if women and/or girls has been kidnapped – and the article states that 28 ‘people’ were killed. In this context, we can be virtually certain that ‘people’ means men and boys.