Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nigerian bishop calls for Western help

Locals won't defeat Boko Haram alone, cardinal adds
A girl displaced as a result of Boko Haram rests her head on a desk at a camp for
internally displaced people in Yola Jan. 13. (Photo: Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters / CNS)

Terrorist organization Boko Haram has killed 1,000 Catholics and displaced another 70,000 in Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme's diocese of Maiduguri. He's asking for outside help to defeat the terrorists.
"The West should bring in security - land forces - to contain and beat back Boko Haram," he told Aid to the Church in Need.
Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja added that the Nigerian government "continue(s) to do nothing" to curb the violence. Read more from Catholic News Service.

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