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US bemoans double standards in Boko Haram crisis

11 February 2016, 12:19Okoro Chinedu

Lagos -? A senior United States official has bemoaned the lack of solidarity by the international community, and African nations, with Nigeria and fellow countries beset by terror.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of African Affairs raised concern at the US House of Representatives in Washington.

"Do African lives matter? There’s rarely a protest when we hear that Africans have been killed on the continent of Africa," she said.

"There’s rarely a protest every single day when we hear that Boko Haram is killing people," the official pointed out.

"We get protests in front of the State Department all the time – protesting all kinds of human rights violations."

She said all countries, ordinary men and women in Africa, the United States, and abroad need to raise their voices and send a message against Boko Haram’s violence.

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She noted the outcry in Nigeria and internationally over the killings of the Chibok school girls was "impressive – but was slow."

Over 200 girls were abducted in 2014 and have not been rescued.

"We waited to hear what people would say. Those protests, once they started, helped greatly to raise awareness of Boko Haram’s brutality. But they were only a start."

Thomas-Greenfield urged African Ambassadors based in the United States to advocate for more resources in the fight against Boko Haram, and greater cooperation among the Lake Chad Basin countries.

"You need to report back to your governments that there is an intense interest here in Washington in helping them to find a solution to this incredible problem."

The insurgency has killed more than 20 000 people and displaced over 2 million.

In 2015 and the current year, the United States is providing more than $195 million in humanitarian assistance for Boko Haram-affected populations, including internally displaced persons and refugees.

- CAJ News


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