[Marxism] Nigeria: 'Je Suis Baga'? The world ignores the tragedy of Baga | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Sat Jan 17 17:39:14 MST 2015


By *Baba Aye*

January 17, 2015 – /Links International Journnal of Socialist Renewal/ 
-- The fishing community of Baga, by Lake Chad in Borno state, Nigeria, 
was under siege by Boko Haram for a week at the beginning of January/. 
/Amnesty International described the ensuing bloodbath as Boko Haram’s 
“deadliest massacre”, estimating that some 2000 persons were killed. 
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, who condemned the “dastardly 
terrorist attack” against /Charlie Hebdo /cartoonists within hours of 
the tragic event in Paris, did not say a word about this tragedy.

The attacks on Baga and more than 16 towns and villages in its Local 
Government Area started on January 3. The insurgents overran the 
headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of the 
Chadian, Nigerien and Nigerian armies. Fleeing soldiers, men, women and 
children from Baga were pursued into the villages and bushes, killed and 
buildings set ablaze.

Full article at http://links.org.au/node/4244



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