Christians in Nigeria live under “great cloud of terror”: Nigerian journalist
Christians in Nigeria face constant terror at the hands of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram, a threat highlighted in Fox Nation’s “Lara Logan Has No Agenda”.
Logan discussed the war on Christians with Nigerian journalist Masara Kim Usman, who has covered extensively the villages destroyed by Boko Haram.
“The first thing you will encounter while driving in one of these communities is a big cloud of terror,” he said. “It is truly heartbreaking to see the faces of these desperate people.”
Kim Usman said Boko Haram will not stop their terror until there is a single Christian in Nigeria.
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“As we speak, there are over 75 communities, Christian communities, that have been laid off and taken over,” he told Logan. “And there are over 30 other communities, these are no-go zones. Christians can no longer go there. Anyone who tries to bypass them is killed or assaulted.”
Kim Usman said he had been targeted by Boko Haram for his reporting and that at the age of 35 he felt “overqualified” to die.
Logan also spoke with Douglas Burton, a former US State Department official who has spoken extensively about the situation in Nigeria.
Burton said it is important to think of the situation in Nigeria in terms of what is really going on, not abstractions.
“The main thing that kills 500,000 people in Nigeria is not an abstraction,” said Burton. “Abstractions don’t kill people. People kill people. And people who kill people do so in the name of religion.”
Burton has spoken to many victims of massacres in Nigeria, and he said there was a trend.
When you talk to the people who are the victims, they will tell you every time there are massacres, a group of 10, 20 or 50 men enter our villages with machetes and assault rifles, and they shout “Allahu Akbar”, Burton said: “It is justified as a conquest under the banner of Islam.”
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