The Boko Haram calamity in northern Nigeria continues to fume, Christian massacre expected on February 14.
According to media details, Churches, mosques, schools, and food stores were destroyed, in what Boko Haram described as a warning against other African nations considering a contribution to the multi-national force arranged against it. In the wake of intensifying violence by Boko Haram, the lives of Christians in northern Nigeria are in serious danger; they are being targeted, attacked and killed for their faith. The violence is expected to get worse because of the upcoming February 14 presidential election in Nigeria. “The upcoming election will likely be a Valentine’s Day massacre for poor Christians of Northern Nigeria,” Human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe warned. The Western nations, on the other hand have been weighing up more effective military action against Boko Haram. The African Union has been trying to assemble a coordinated force of 7,500 troops from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Benin to battle what Cameroonian officials described as a “cancer” that could spread across all of Africa if not stopped.