A new Amnesty International report found that nearly 2,000 people were killed in what has been described as the deadliest massacre in the history of Boko Haram.
CCTV’s Susan Mwongeli reported this story.
Despite the Amnesty International finding, the Nigeria government said no more than 150 people were killed in the northeastern town of Baga.
Twitter users in Nigeria react to reported Boko Haram massacre of 2,000A new Amnesty International report found that nearly 2,000 people were killed in what has been described as the deadliest massacre in the history of Boko Haram. CCTV's Susan Mwongeli reported this story
The report has has elicited a strong reaction on social media. Twitter users in Nigeria have written the following:
150 or 2000. Whatever the figures, Nigerians are dead. When will this nation act? #BagaKillings
— #BringBackOurGirls (@rotexonline) January 13, 2015
— Obayomi Abiola B. (@abibeo_oba) January 9, 2015
Many decried the Western media’s failure to cover the Boko Haram massacre the way they did the Charlie Hebdo murders.
African lives are obviously less valuable than Western lives when there are no media coverage for the massacre of 2k people at #BagaKillings
— Jin Shern (James) (@JamesJSChai) January 13, 2015
— samira sawlani (@samirasawlani) January 11, 2015
Other users focused their anger on the lack of action on Boko Haram among both leaders locally and around the world:
— Sylvia Nankya (@SylviaNankya) January 13, 2015