Muslim jihadists under the banner of Boko Haram slaughtered Christian children and elderly in an attack in a Nigerian village. You will not hear Barack Obama speak about this or, if by some remote chance that he does, he will not mention the motive which is Christian genocide. Instead he will attend a Mosque known for its radical connections and fret over the imaginary Islamophobia problem.
The gunmen, according to survivors, invaded the village using dozens of motorbikes, a truck and light armoured tank. They also set the whole village of about 1000 houses ablaze during the attack.
Bakura Alamin, a survivor who spoke formally to journalists, said the Boko Haram gunmen disguised as soldiers.
“When we were fleeing they (uniformed Boko Haram) called on us to advance towards their side,” Mr. Alamin said.
“Many of us thought they were soldiers, but they ended up opening fire on us.”
“Many people died but few of us were lucky to escape some with bullet wounds”, said Mr. Alamin who spoke in Kanuri.
“No single building is left untouched here in Dalori”, an operative of Civilian-JTF, who declined to be named in this report, said in a telephone interview. A survivor hid in a tree and heard the screams of children and the aged as Boko Haram – radical Muslims – burned the Christians to death in their huts. At least 86 are dead and another 100 are injured.
Muslim jihadists, members of Boko Haram, burned, shot and exploded everything and everyone in sight for four hours in an unprotected area in the village of Dalori and in two nearby camps housing 25,000 refugees. Whole families were burned to death.
Three female suicide bombers blew themselves up killing many people i neighboring village of Gamori.
Troops arrived at Dalori around 8:40 p.m. Saturday but were unable to overcome the attackers, who were better armed, said soldiers who spoke anonymously. Reinforcements finally arrived and Boko Haram left.
The military headquarters in Maiduguri is nearby but the help was very slow in coming.
Boko Haram has been attacking soft targets, increasingly with suicide bombers.
The 6-year Islamic uprising has killed about 20,000 people and driven 2.5 million from their homes.
In August, a Nigerian pastor and president of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has said that Boko Haram has killed as many as 8,000 members of the congregations he oversees, destroyed 70 percent of his churches, and left most of the pastors under his care without a job.
“Seventy percent of our churches have been destroyed in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states by Boko Haram; over 8,000 of our members were killed; one hundred and seventy-six of the girls kidnapped in Chibok are our members,” the Rev. Samuel Dali said, according to Naij.com.
This is the genocide Obama will not recognize.
Yahoo News reported in November that the Obama administration is planning to designate the horrific attacks on the Yazidi in Iraq as an act of “genocide.” Christians who are also being wiped out are being ignored.
If it means ignoring the Yazidi genocide so he can ignore the Christian genocide, that is what he will do.