Nigerian activist denounces Obama administration for 'web of deceit'

Emmanuel Ogebe, an international attorney and human rights advocate, condemns the U.S. State Department for refusing to designate Boko Haram - an armed Islamist group in Nigeria - as a terrorist group. In an interview with CBN television news, Ogebe said that that his own church in Nigeria has been bombed six times but has there has been a significant upsurge in violence, including targeted killings of Christians.

Ogebe condemned the ongoing "religious cleansing" in Nigeria. He said that the Nigerian government is completely overwhelmed by the terrorist group, which recently attacked a university in the northern part of the country last month. Christian students at the university were identified by Boko Haram jihadis and separated them from their Muslim colleagues. When the Christian students refused to recant their faith, they were beheaded or stabbed to death.

Ogebe denounced the "web of deceit" emanating from the U.S. State Department concerning the ongoing Muslim terrorism in the oil-rich nation of Nigeria.



Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

Filed under politics, religion, nigeria, islam, terrorism, jihadism, Africa

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