Christian Group In US Petition Obama Over Boko Haram Killings

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN SHOWN AROUND THE SCENE OF A CHRISTMAS DAY BOMB ATTACK AT MADALLA, OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL ABUJA, WHERE 44 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN SHOWN AROUND THE SCENE OF A CHRISTMAS DAY BOMB ATTACK AT MADALLA, OUTSIDE THE CAPITAL ABUJA, WHERE 44 PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria  ( CAN), based in the United States of America have sent a written petition to the White House and President Barack Obama deploring the continued massacre of innocent Christian worshipers in the northern parts of Nigeria.

The Christian group alleged that on  Christmas day in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram was  busy slashing the throats of Christians right inside their churches or at their homes, adding that at least 15 of such barbaric killings have been reported in the past  number of days, while worshippers had to watch in horror as their colleagues’ throats were slit.

In a  statement signed by the Executive Director of Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN, Laolu Akande, in connection with the 2012 Christmas day attacks by Boko Haram in Maidugiri, Borno State, the body urged the American Government to  designate Boko Haram, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization ( FTO).

“What we are asking today is whether President Barack Obama and the State Department are comfortable to be mere witnesses to this evil? Is President Obama not aware that they are cutting the throats of innocent Nigerians who are simply practising  their faith?

“In the hope that President Obama is not comfortable with what is going on, we as Nigerian-Americans, are appealing to his humanity to please instruct the State Department to do what is right and to label the Boko Haram group an FTO.”

Justifying its call for the labeling of Boko Haram as a terrorist group, CANAN said such a move would send a warning signal to those financing and supporting the terrorists, that the game is up.

It said  without such global intervention,  Boko Haram financiers and supporters are being dangerously awarded a grant of impunity!

“We had warned that Boko Haram would continue its tradition of killing Nigerian Christians on Christmas day. Last week marked the third straight year that the terror group has murdered Nigerian Christians in the church on a Christmas day.

“But the problem is worse than that. This year (2012) alone Boko Haram has killed almost 800 Nigerians, most of whom are Christians. In the last three years, over 3000 have been sent to tragic deaths. Victims also include people from several other countries.”

The group said President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan had again over the weekend acknowledged his government’s inability to contain  the Boko Haram menace. Quoting the Associated Press, CANAN  said Jonathan’s remarks offer a glimpse into “the worried leader’s mind as his weak government remains unable to stop attacks by the Boko Haram.”

“Our government in Washington DC, especially the White House and the State Department are fully aware of what is going on. But both President Barack Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have simply tolerated this impunity by their inaction.

“Already, American citizens have been affected, and the United Nations building in Abuja has been attacked by these terrorists. The US Congress has affirmed that Boko Haram is a threat to the US, especially with the group’s suspected links to al-Qaeda,” it said.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Boko Haram have too many sympathizers in Northern Nigeria who always lobby for them not to be labelled as terrorists. Northern Muslims seem to enjoy the Haram killings.

      • Boko haram are only killing those christian muslim,there hv nt killed a full commited muslim.ok let’s do it dis way give the account of. Muslim and christians dat d socall boko haram have killed since their xistance hw many muslim and christians.broda those guys are looking 4 a religious war of wch there can never get it

  2. Benny u ar an idiot, d nothern muslims are not at ease, dey are too much afraid of boko haram than d christians, just come to the north and see for urself not stay dia and level insults and making utterences dat brings nothing but cause more havoc..

  3. Some Northern muslims are supportin boko haram, not out of their own will but out of fear of being killed.
    But majority support out of their own will.
    If Boko haram kill any muslim, then is b,cos the person did not support them.
    They only focus only christians.
    When they’re celebratin SALAH, u’ll not hear of any killin but only when christians re doin their own celebration and even ordinary days.
    But God will surely arrest them, one by one.

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  5. Don’t b deceive they r out jst bcos of us(christian)but dey can neva change our hope,believe,faith we multiply we don’t die weather dey like it or not…….JESUS is LORD.

  6. Who told you, you are being one sided here. What about the muslims that have been killed.. Boko haram is not a group that kills only christians it also attacks muslims of their own free will… The muslims in the north do not support boko haram. Do not say what you do not know.. Please stop blaming Islam. These people are acting of their own free will..

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