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Last updated on February 6th, 2015 at 05:01 pm
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbour and hate your enemy’. But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Jesus Christ)
A TERRORIST ATTACK leaving journalists and cartoonists dead in Paris this January has thrown Europe into a panic. Yet the media worldwide ignored the slaughter of uncountable people – also at the hands of Islamist militants – in Baga village, Borno state, northern Nigeria in the same period.
Last updated on February 6th, 2015 at 04:59 pm
MEDIA ATTENTION is a strange thing – one news story gets everyone talking while another is barely noticed.
The Paris terror attacks had everyone absorbed minute-by-minute as websites were studied for updates and TV news channels carefully watched. No one could argue with the visual impact of the horror seen in photos and video.
However on the other side of the world, in a fishing town called Baga, on the shore of Lake Chad in northern Nigeria, a massacre took place in the same time period.
The plight of more than 270 SCHOOLGIRLS captured by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has been occupying the world news for a long time. It was some three weeks before the Nigerian Government began to take the issue seriously although this group of violent terrorists have been troubling the northern of provinces of Nigeria for a number of years. Nearly 200 people were killed and hundreds wounded last month in the city of Jos which I have visited many times.