Boko Haram has murdered 2,000 Nigerians, torched churches, terrorized untold numbers of Infidels, and John Kerry urges the Nigerian army to treat it gently. They will not, however, return the favor. “John Kerry urges Nigeria army ‘restraint,’” from the BBC, May 18 (thanks to Justin):
US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the Nigerian army to show restraint and not violate human rights as it pursues an offensive against Islamist militants in the north-east.
Mr Kerry said there were “credible allegations” of “gross human rights violations” by the Nigerian military.
This week Nigeria launched its biggest offensive since the Boko Haram group began its insurgency in 2010.
A state of emergency is in force in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states.
“The United States condemns Boko Haram’s campaign of terror in the strongest terms,” Mr Kerry said in a statement.
“We urge Nigeria’s security forces to apply disciplined use of force in all operations, protect civilians in any security response and respect human rights and the rule of law.”
More than 2,000 people have died in the violence since 2010, most of which is blamed on Boko Haram….