Jonathan asked to act urgently on prosecuting sponsors of Boko Haram’s genocidal violence; demands Igbo American group


President Jonathan asked to act urgently on prosecute sponsors of Boko Haram’s genocidal violence; demands the Igbo American Alliance Against Genocide 

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Jonathan asked to act urgently on prosecuting sponsors of Boko Haram's genocidal violence; demands Igbo American group January 10, 2012: The rising demand and voices demanding more decisive and urgent action by Nigeria’s President Jonathan to tackle the sponsoring foundations of the radical, violent Islamic group Boko Haram has added those of the Igbo American Alliance Against Genocide (IAAAG), the U.S-based international group of African and American professionals.

In a news release to USAfrica and the IgboEvents e-group, the international group noted that it “has followed and monitored with concern and revulsion, the violent and bloody recent events in Africa’s most populated, multi-religious country, Nigeria.” They called “on the Presidents and governments of Nigeria and the United States to act, without further delay, to do much more by arresting and prosecuting the sponsors and patrons of the evil, targeted killings of members of the south eastern Nigerian Igbo and other christians by the radical, terroristic Islamic group Boko Haram in parts of northern Nigeria.”

The Igbo American Alliance Against Genocide added that the government of Nigeria, the United States and the International Court at the Hague should coordinate efforts to prosecute those who aid and sponsor and justify the targeted killings with possible genocidal implications. We implore the Governors and local government leaders in the areas of violence in Nigeria to be mindful that the international community and agencies especially the Igbo American Alliance Against Genocide (IAAAG) are watching and monitoring.

The IAAAG also “condemned, without any reservation, the inadequate initial response by the law enforcement authorities in Nigeria in failing to adequately protect the current and historic targets of radical Islamic zealotry in Nigeria, especially the Igbo and other christians in the area. We note that factually, more than 200,000 persons, women and children from those groups have been killed/murdered by such attacks since 1938. The waves of killings and genocidal actions against the same group in 1965, 1966 and 1967 led to the Nigeria-Biafra war of 1967-1970. Most of the international community looked the other way as 2 million Igbo/south eastern christians were wasted in genocidal killings in Nigeria The dangers of the latest events cannot be understated as explosive factors.”

The group pointed out to “the international community that neither the Nigerian government nor relevant international organizations have terminated this ongoing, gradual genocide and religious extremism in the northern region; consequently undermining the basis for a peaceful and safe Nigeria for law abiding muslims and christians.”

The IAAAG said that “as a preliminary effort, we call on the federal, state and local governments of Nigeria to pay financial and associated compensations to the families of those affected by the latest wave of violence since 2010 to date. We request the increased support of the Red Cross and other NGOs. We will not fold our hands and we will not keep silent, for as Martin Luther King Jr., wrote in the Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Many Nigerians in the diaspora have joined the demonstrations against the Boko Haram killings and Jonathan’s withdrawal of fuel-petroleum subsidies. Igbo American Alliance Against Genocide contact e-mail is


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Jonathan asked to act urgently on prosecuting sponsors of Boko Haram's genocidal violence; demands Igbo American group