January 31, 2015
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau
This month it was reported the Al Qaeda linked terrorist group Boko Haram killed 2,000 people in the town of Baga in northeastern Nigeria. Baga residents’ were killed and the town set on fire.
Nigeria is approximately half Christian and half Muslim. Compendius has written about Boko Haram for years and the danger they pose to Christians in Nigeria, who do not submit to their will. For the past few years, Boko Haram has killed thousands of Christians. This month’s attack on Baga has surpassed last year’s entire death count.
Nigeria needs international help to combat the threat from Boko Haram. Innocent people cannot continue to be slaughtered for their beliefs by a merciless terror group. Something must be done to help them.
The African Union has volunteered 7,500 troops to help Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram. Technology can also make a big difference in military maneuvers against Boko Haram. Humanitarian aid will be needed as well to help the injured and displaced.
Terrorism is on the rise around the world, evidence by the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, ISIS kidnappings and murders, as well as numerous suicide bombings in the Middle East.