US group seeks Obama’s intervention in continued killings of Christians by Boko Haram

Boko Haram A US based Christian group, Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) has urged President Barrack Obama to
intervene in the “tradition of killing Nigerian Christians on Christmas day” by the Islamic militant sect Boko Haram.

Below is the full text of the group save-our-soul letter

“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 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 Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan again over the weekend acknowledged his government’s inability so far to quell the Boko Haram attacks. According to the Associated Press, Jonathan’ 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 have affirmed that Boko Haram is a threat to the US, especially with the group’s suspected links to al-Qaida.

“On Christmas day in northern Nigeria, Boko Haram was busy slashing the throats of Christians right inside their churches or at their homes. At least 15 of such barbaric killings have been reported in the past number of days. Worshippers had to watch in terror as their colleagues throats were cut off!

“We are asking today: is President Barack Obama and the State Department comfortable to be a mere witness to this evil? Is
President Obama not aware that they are cutting the throats of innocent Nigerians who are simply practicing 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.

“Such a designation would send the warning signal to those financing and supporting the terrorists that the game is up. Without it, Boko Haram financiers and supporters are being dangerously awarded a grant of impunity!”

Laolu Akande
Executive Director
Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN
P. O. Box 1041
Bay Shore, New York 11706

  1. concern nigerian Reply

    It is known fact to every rational thinking must aknowledged that boko haram had kill a lot of nigerians,but the question one must ask is,are all these crimes committed by the sect?Today in nigerian we don’t hear about armed robbers,political assasins,ritual killings and abduction,every crime today is attributed to the sect but there are a few questions we need to clear,how many christian were arrested with IED?to list a few,madam ruth was arrested in benue trying to bomb the same church she attended dressed in muslim attaire(hijab)the killing of nine ibo traders in adamawa only for us to discover their bussiness rivals ordered for their killing,four others were arrested enroute to gombe state with guns and ammunations concealed in bags of gari by a woman and three others,it was later found out one of them is a pastor,mr john that tried to plant an explosive device where ministerial forum take place and many others,I stand to be corrected that muslims were and still the highest casualities as a result of the sects activities,inviting obama to intervene on the ground that only christion are the target of attacks is wrong or is that he invited to protect the christians alone,what of the muslims?Will it be the right thing to should the JNI invite the saudi govt to protect the muslims?This is a general problem to every nigerian inrespect of our religeous believe and the sooner we realize this,the better for all nigerians.


    Mr. Akande from CANAN, every country has her own peculiar problem(s), and US is not an exception. In US, where Obama is the monitor, killings occur every 60 seconds. Let me remind you that USA is one of the crime committed nation in the world. How is that the so called Obama cannot prevent such killings. Well I do not blame you, if you can live your father to seek for greener pasture in a no man’s country, it is not surprising that you just open and close your mouth without thinking twice. For your information if you care to have one, the so called sect killed all Nigerians, irrespective of their religious believe and inclination. Do not be stupidly sectarian;please, always have human warmheartedness and have concern for everybody. Nigeria is for all Nigerians; it not for Christians or Muslims only; in fact the faithless among us have right to live in our dear nation. Nigeria shall move forward in sha Allah.

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