ABUJA, Nigeria (BNG) — A Baptist leader in Nigeria has criticized the international community for inaction against terrorist attacks carried out by the increasingly rampant Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
“My consternation is in the attitude of the international community toward the huge destruction going on in Nigeria,” Samson Ayokunle, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, said in recent comments to the Baptist World Alliance. “The earnestness with which they intervened in the ISIL attack in Syria and Iraq, or the Taliban problem in Afghanistan, etc., is not shown in the case of Nigeria.”
Ayokunle charged the rest of the world with undervaluing African lives. “Are these people less human than those being killed in other places where they have gone to directly intervene?” he asked. “My people are being killed like animals and the whole world is just watching.”