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Boris Kodjoe Makes a Statement about the Killing of 2000 Civilians in Nigeria – ‘Can Somebody tell me Why Nobody is Marching for those Victims?’

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Boris KodjowThe killing of 2000 people in Baga, Borno State has left the country devastated and it’s not only Nigerians that this saddening news has affected.

Hollywood actor Boris Kodjoe took to his Instagram page to express deep sadness over the attack by Boko Haram as well as comparing the world’s reaction to Nigeria with the world’s reaction of the Paris terrorist attack.

With a gruesome picture of dead, burnt bodies, he said ‘The killing of 17 victims in 3 despicable terrorist acts this week prompted a unity march of 1.5 million people including 40 world leaders in Paris. Well done. Maybe it’s just me but did anyone else hear about Nigeria? 2000 civilians including women and children were massacred by terrorists this week. Can somebody tell me why nobody is marching for those victims? Any world leaders planning a trip to Lagos or Abuja this week? Too busy? Bad flight connections? Just asking. Imagine the statement we could make.’

Photo Credit: Instagram/Boris Kodjoe

50 Comments

  1. A regretable Nigerian

    January 11, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Likewise here, no one has commented. When Nigerians are not bothered while will the rest of the world be bothered. Trust Nigerians the post about Goodlucks daughter wedding will have more comments. What are a superficial set of people.

    • Pat

      January 12, 2015 at 4:29 am

      Spot on! A large number of Nigerians/leaders cannot be bothered. What have the leaders done about the 200 girls that have been missing/ previous attacks? NOTHING! till date. France leaders /its citizens have shown that they will not tolerate terrorism by taking action and that is part of the reason why world leaders are marching with them. Nigerian leaders have always folded their arms. How are world leaders suppose to take such a country serious. A country that is blessed with so much resources but cannot organize itself and provide basic ammenities. Mtshewww…….

    • anonymous

      January 13, 2015 at 12:50 am

      this is the picture….. Buhari will become president and the attacks will stop and those who voted for him will congratulate themselves for a job weldon not knowing that they elected the sponsor of the attacks into office, this is what he wants to turn the country into because the northerners are not ruling and wants jonathan out of office by all means by perpetrating such abominable acts and yet nigerians are throwing stones at the wrong direction. jus so you know am nt apc nor pdp but rather am on the path of truth

    • Tiredoffakenigerians

      January 13, 2015 at 4:48 am

      I am so with you on this . We my American counterparts make an awareness of the injustice in your country then the stupid Nigerians celebs follow suit. SHAME on all who didn’t post anything until now.

  2. Peppy

    January 11, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Jonathan and Patience are perambulating and looking for their graves next month, thats why it is a minor case or maybe Mass massacre is a norm in Nigeria.

    • Politbru

      January 12, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Common sense tells me that in spite of the number of human right abuses allegedly committed by the Nigeria government, the carnage being perpetrated daily by Boko Haram ought to have elicited a change of heart by the west, especially America, to supply arms and ammunition to Nigeria. It is a grand conspiracy against blacks of sub Saharan Africa and Nigeria in particular. Nobody including our own selves want us to succeed as a race.

    • Bobo

      January 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

      The government rejected US assistance for their own selfish reasons.

    • Nigerian/NewYork Lawyer

      January 13, 2015 at 1:12 am

      The West does not trust the Nigerian government not to use the same ammunition against its citizens. The number of instances of harassment and abuse of the common man by our military personnel is uncountable (If MOPO has dealt with you in Naija hehnnnn, you will know that khaki no be leather).
      America can not trust us with weapons that will be donated to Boko haram by our corrupt and irresponsible leaders who are the sponsors of this menace in the society.
      We have to accept responsibility for this mess and not try to apportion the blame to other countries. We, the people, have neglected to demand better government and take a stance against the corruption. We have been sitting on our hands and waiting for God to come down to punish the “evildoers”.
      “Arise, O Compatriots”. Can the youth in Nigeria rise up to the occasion of forming a political party, selecting candidates, starting a campaign, raising funds and giving these old wretched politicians a run for their money?
      The change we desire starts with you and me.
      Pardon my rant.

  3. JohnMatilda

    January 11, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Word. Our president was shamelessly dancing during a campaign less Dan 24hrs after d kidnap of chibok girls, he even expressed his condolences over d death of those killed in Paris but still nothing on baga.

    • Ada Nnewi

      January 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

      You have said it all!!!!

  4. S!

    January 11, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    What good would that do?
    The #BringBackOurGirls campaign that took part all over the world, what good has that done?
    This country is a lost cause!

    • The Truth

      January 12, 2015 at 1:36 pm

      maybe not. the people may be the lost cause. cus ppl value phones and internet. i dont know what they need it for? when they dont even av standard toilets and all . ppl appreciate money more tha anything , no matter where u get money nigerians always respect and follow and bow for money even if u just stole it from them, they dont like change. give dem one bag of rice and they start voting for u and they no they will get hurt by u in the future. thats how everything in nigeria is done. music industry , stupid nollywood, education, is money, give dem some change and they will betreay their own mothers and fathers.

  5. Truth

    January 11, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you Boris, thank you for speaking for us, thank you for noticing our worth, thank you for seeing that we , Africans, nigerians are valid just like those massacred in the Paris attack. I do believe that the world powers don’t see our worth, because our government don’t see the worth of their citizens. I do and at the same time don’t blame them for the nonchalant behavior towards our nigerian situations, I blame us Africans, us nigerians, and every other youth of nigerian decent who does not go out to vote, and change nigeria for the better. Again Boris, thank you for seeing us, and giving us worth, when the world leaders choose to look the other way. Thank you! #blacklivesmatter.

    • Bus

      January 11, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      This isn’t about hate on blacks or Africans. We are our own enemies. What visible effort has your government or president made? At least we here even felt how concerned the French were when the event occurred.

      Tomorrow na. May be it is Asari Dokubo that will speak on behalf of the president. He will state how this is an effort by the opposition to sabotage the current government.

      You don’t expect someone else to come and clean your shit. We call ourselves an independent nation.

      This country don tire me. Most of the citizens are not well educated. The government is clueless. Ha!

    • Dr.N

      January 11, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      It’s not that we don’t vote. Sheep get into office n become lions.

    • molarah

      January 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

      NOPE! We don’t vote well, that’s the problem. People show us enough of what they will do when they get into office – we choose to ignore the warning signals and vote for them, hoping magic will happen. Whoever voted for Jonathan in 2011 thinking he’ll bring about change needs to get on some serious IQ-enhancement meds.

    • Onye Ara

      January 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

      This one has always been a lion.
      A lion of mediocrity. There is nothing in the past of GEJ that pointed to anything besides mediocrity and cluelessness. The man said he had no shoes, we should have simply bought him shoes and allow him to remain in Bayelsa.
      We saw a man whose past was riddled with averageness and mediocrity and we suddenly expected something different?
      Same with Sambo his side kick.

      You may have issues with Buhari (I do too) but at least we have proof of tangible things he did in his military career.
      Osinbajo is as excellent as they come. The man transformed Lagos judiciary together with Tinubu. For all the tales that can be told, no one can impeach his character and integrity.
      Buhari is not the change I desire but he is a class apart from this buffoonery we are presently saddled with. They are complaining about Buhari’s credentials, GEJ is the worst PHd holder I ever came across. His degree is proof that Nigeria’s educational system died a while back.

    • jaguda

      January 12, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Molarah and Onye Ara. God bless you for your wonderful comments. I’m happy when I see comments from people who reason without the tribe or religious sentiment. Unfortunately the Nigerian leaders are aware that the best way to stay in office is to divide us based on religion or tribe. I am not saying Buhari is a saint, but we can send a strong message to these politicians by voting out the PDP who have ruled us for 16 years with us having the same issues after all the funds been devoted and supposedly spent on areas like Power and security. Voting them out will tell those who aspire that we are not fools and can vote them out in the next four years. That been said alot of youths are already blinded by religious and tribal sentiments.

  6. ATL's finest

    January 11, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Mtchewww!!!,that’s my country for U but who cares? They act like they do but they don’t

  7. bruno

    January 11, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    human life doesn’t matter in nigeria. people kill people every day and nothing happens.

    I think nigerians don’t care because it is hausa people killing themselves.

    some people don’t believe the news story to begin.

  8. Ni Ne

    January 11, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    @A Regreatble Nigerian… God bless you ojare. How will anyone march in Nigeria when even the President we have has not said or done anything? It is the value we place on ourselves that others will see and act accordingly. Some people will still go and vote for GEJ oh, chai!!!

    • Ada Nnewi

      January 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

      I don’t understand how any intelligent person can still support the present administration and their truckload of excuses for not doing their job!!!

  9. bb

    January 11, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    JONATHAN AND PATIENCE! May the hand of GOD be heavy upon you and may u feel the wrath of God.
    The blood of the 2000 dead would be required of you and your family, wait and see. Your sister’s death is just the beginning.

  10. S Y Ola

    January 12, 2015 at 12:11 am

    When our own people don’t care and our leaders go to party right after, why should the world care. Heaven and the rest of the world only helps those who help themselves

  11. APC Evils

    January 12, 2015 at 12:11 am

    If them like let dem fake the news and put out there they CANT STOP GoodLuck Jonathan……….As for me and my family we will VOTE for Goodluck Jonnathan!!! HATERS GO AND DIE THAT NEWS IS FAKE TOTAL FAAAAAAKE BALU NEWS

    • Evly Samba

      January 12, 2015 at 6:27 am

      It’s ppl like u that want to ruin Nigeria. God Almighty will deliver us from your hands in Jesus name. Amen

    • dare to be beautiful

      January 12, 2015 at 8:17 am

      The news is only FAKE blc your family was not killed by Boko Haram …..people r hurting everyday. Loved ones been killed and u r so blinded by GEJ. Ride on ride on
      My prayer for GEJ supporters may they reap all this bad luck that he has brought

    • Ada Nnewi

      January 12, 2015 at 9:47 am

      Idiot!!!!

    • jaguda

      January 12, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      . Not an attempt to change your mind, just an attempt at varying Logic with Illogic.
      Chat for Change
      Nebusite -Buhari will Islamise Nigeria if he becomes the president,
      Sensible Nigerian-Thats senseless; no democratically elected president can Islamise Nigeria.
      Nebusite-Buhari is too old
      Sensible Nigerian -we prefer an old man with a purpose than a youth without a focus. what benefit did the youthfulness of Dimeji Bankole who became the number 3 man (Speaker of House of Representatives s) at the age of 37; James Ibori who became a governor at the age of 41 and Lucky Igbenedion who also became a governor at the age of 42 brought into the system.
      Nebusite- Buhari is the sponsor of Boko-Haram
      Sensible Nigerian-Youhave gone nuts. you used the same propaganda to campaign against the man in 2011, so why is he still walking the streets while the menace Boko- Haram is burgeoning and the president has not ordered his arrest?
      Nebusite-APC is more corrupt than PDP
      Sensible Nigerian-no matter how good u are in mathematics, you would never be able to add up the sins of APC and arrive at the report card of PDP since 1999. Logic and common sense will always be your undoing in such a mathematical venture”. (Credits to Pius Adesanmi)
      Nebusite-What about Buhari’s human right records during his 18 months sojourn as a military head of state,
      Sensible Nigerian- he is not coming back as a military head of state but a democratically elected president and that does not erase his sterling anti- corruption credentials which is what Nigeria badly needs at the moment.
      Nebusite-it is wrong for Buhari to be hobnobbing with the likes of Tinubu, Atiku and co, given his toga anti-corruption
      Sensible Nigerian-did u vote for him (2003,2007,2011)when he decided to go it alone?
      Get behind nigeria o ye ” tanned nebusites” for you are of nebu ,lies and propaganda ,pseudo projects and cluelessness are your ideals .
      We shall not be deceived again

  12. rabits

    January 12, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Marching to what end? to burn fat? we marched for #BringBackOurGirls, where are they? if we march it would be so they would not say “we did nothing

  13. Stark!

    January 12, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Why should the world leaders see your worth when your own leaders dont? Until you start to hold your so called leaders accountable, the rest of the world will continue to act like you dont exist

    • Pat

      January 12, 2015 at 4:35 am

      Yup, I agree with u Stark.

    • Politbru

      January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

      What did the leaders of Iraq and Syria do that warranted the coalition of western forces to intervene against ISIS? You blacks need to wake up. Our leaders are so corrupt, yes we know, so do the Arab leaders. Think of it, how many times have the Arabs attacked the interest of the west yet the west still hob nobs with them than you blacks who are docile. Sometimes I think even our DNA are against our interest. We need divine intervention. The west does not count our lives as anything to waist their own lives and resources. How are your brothers and sisters in the US being treated by their police? It is a grand conspiracy against black people, period.

    • D

      January 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      So let’s for a sec assume that there is indeed a propaganda against the black like you insist that we should all wake up to. How does that help us??? The truth is you do not go drinking panadol over someone else’s head ache right??? So yes let just agree for the basis of your argument that there is a propaganda .the question still remains like Boris asked what we are doing about it??? You shout propaganda…yet still sit and waiting for who??? the messiah???. Did you see other countries running to help France when ***shish hit the roof **** nope they didn’t. France did their work and the rest of the world stood by them. You pointed out Syria so I would use Syria too, So the people of Syria went into civil war on their own…that is, they (Syrians!!!) stood up and said ENOUGH and put action into words before asking for help. They did not sit in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for western intervention.Do you think if Syrians had sat down and not done something anyone would have done something for them??? The war started and they asked for help and they were given aid. This is a case of wanting to milk the cow for free, so they should put their life on the line for YOUR Freedom??? Yet we are the same people that have made it clear that we DO NOT in any way, shape or form want to the western world in our country. Some of accused them of wanting to steal from us. The truth is there is no winning with us, if they come in to help we will accuse them of wanting to steal oil from us thank goodness oil is now $47/barrel so maybe we will shelf that thought now and if they don’t…well again it is propaganda ( All lame ass excuses). The truth is this and I have said it before…until we are willing to die for our cause no country will send people to do it for you. You are using the Western World as an excuse not do what needs to be done. The excuse of a propaganda in your mind makes it ok to do nothing!!! and that’s why no one is going to come to our aid. If it is indeed a propaganda well do something too…that still requires action on our side. If it is not then action is still needed. But like I told my father recently since I am not ready to die for Nigeria I can’t complain much either but at least I am wise enough to not blame anyone for the issues that plagues us.

  14. Cj's B

    January 12, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Manche Dinge ändern sich nie ! Translation: Some things never change bro. It is sad but true. The world knows Nigerians never support their own. They will not over ride that concept.

  15. Mike Doe

    January 12, 2015 at 2:13 am

    Under GEJ, we are one leg inside fire and one leg inside hell. He enters again and we are doomed!

  16. Leah

    January 12, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Well the French government took swift action and tracked down the attackers. While Nigerian government knows exactly who the idiots are, where they are, who is funding them and simply don’t care. Our numb nuts and shit for brains President is busy planning weddings and campaigning for another term. Great point though Boris.

  17. imose

    January 12, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Hmmm

  18. Icare_abtNiaja

    January 12, 2015 at 3:41 am

    When we Nigerians learn .. We need a revolution , I think this is the right time for people to wake up and stop shutting there mouth to injustice .. Imagine the disgrace we have suffered from an international platform from this boko Haram fiascio ..
    And yet all I see in Fb and most social media platform is senseless people showcasing campaign of GEJ and GMB , Gosh people have a little respect for your self .. Both of this men have ruled Nigeria once upon time yet no change
    ATM GEJ is president yet court house are on strike and All civil servant especially teachers in Rivers state has not been paid there salaries since Oct 2014 ..
    ATM GMB is head of NNPC And PTDF , yet the annual report of NNPC is not accessible to the public .. Petroleum prices are so unstable , no decent functioning petroleum and natural gas refinery .. and list goes on ..
    Truth b said Nigerians are Scared to ask question
    We need to wake up say no to corruption injustice and Say Yes to peace , unity ..
    Free fair election and NO to Nigerian political God fathers .. Make dem go sit

    • EllesarisEllendil

      January 12, 2015 at 7:13 am

      “ATM GMB is head of NNPC And PTDF” ehm No, he was head during Abacha’s regime not “At The Moment” and he was praised by the New African for his transparency.

  19. UberChick

    January 12, 2015 at 7:40 am

    So sad but we have to admit that we have weak leaders in Africa, what is AU doing, Ecowas, SADC? Mxcm.

  20. spoonfullofsugar

    January 12, 2015 at 8:40 am

    But seriously what is wrong with black people sef! Is Africa cursed? So much complaints no solutions

  21. benny

    January 12, 2015 at 9:01 am

    The figures are grossly exaggerated. Not up to 2000 people died in Baga. Not even close.
    Secondly, the man spoke of protesting, u ppl are not willing to protest yet u r pointing fingers.
    lastly, a country that is not unified cannot achieve such a feat. You speak of a revolution when old wounds still have sores

    nobody wants to acknowledge the damage of biafra
    nobody wants to remember the many still dying in southern kaduna
    nobody wants to acknowledge the many killed in kaduna town and zaria
    nobody wants to acknowledge the many still dying in plateau state.

    Nigeria is a nation of burying misdeeds. If u address this, how many ppl from where these massacres and injustices happened will join u to protest?

    Most Nigerians grew in a system where tribe trumps merit in the selection system. It has made us numb working animals. Till u r ready to accept the truth about ur nation, u will continue to argue in ignorance.

    bella naija im disappointed in ur “twitter news sourcing”. This “2000” dead was thrown in by an apc senator and has been magnified for propaganda purposes. U can afford to fact check rather than run with false news.

    meanwhile, if we were going to protest every injustice in Nigeria, we will be on the streets 500 days a year. This is a war situation not a one off attack.

    • becks

      January 12, 2015 at 9:55 am

      i totally agree with you its easier said dan done since the govt cant make it ryt d pipo from these places should start a protest and d rest of Nigeria will join dem but we dnt see anybody coming out Boko haram is bombing everywer in the north does affected dnt even want to do anything abt it were are the governors of these states bin bombed?we should all sit and ask ourselves questions change starts from us not even the govt until the northerners are ready for change no matter who tries nothing will change.

    • Bleed Blue

      January 12, 2015 at 11:13 am

      @benny Every life is precious regardless of whether it was 2 or 200 or 2,000.
      In any case, please point us in the direction of where we can find the facts of the actual number of those killed.

      I am believing the 2,000 because that’s what being reported on all print and electronic media, locally and internationally. I’m however open to reviewing the true situation.
      So please let us know your source?

      Thanks a bunch.

    • benny

      January 12, 2015 at 12:23 pm

      My source is my family that lives in these places. I have family in ambiya, baga, yobe, kagoro, riyom, kaduna town. We are nomads and are scattered. I stand by my words that these figures are exaggerated. Nigerian media has sunk to a new low.
      news in the north east are often exaggerated for political effect. News in places like jos and kaduna are under-reported. It is easy to sit and type from lagos or any foreign country. Most of you don’t know nothing about Nigeria besides what this new free flow of wild information tells u. By d time the real story comes out, the lie has travelled round the world.
      Yes… every life is important. I should know. Iv spent many years running for mine

    • chichi

      January 12, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      @ benny..omg, someone gets it….FINALLY!!!

  22. Peaches77

    January 12, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Benny, you have a true and deep knowledge about the Nigerian situation. You are also one of the few people who give it’s other account. These problems are not new and will keep recurring perhaps taking on new forms by other sections of Nigeria. This issues cannot be treated in isolation of past tragedies. We will never have a revolution, simply because different sections of the countries have opposing motivation, loyalties, agenda and priorities.

  23. Psalm

    January 12, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    It appears we’ve been bewitched by the politicians. If you read only the comments without reading the post you would probably think Kodjoe asked Nigerians to elect their President online in the light of Boko Haram insurgency. No sympathy, no compassion. no respect for the victims. We can’t even say ‘R.I.P’. Not even a word about the soldiers we lost. We can’t analyse what happened without advising the reader on how to vote in the next election. I bet Kodjoe himself will be shocked.
    The question is: if you were one of the bereaved, are these the kind of comments you would want to entertain at this moment? We may not answer in the affirmative but 90% of our comments does.
    In Paris we heard ‘Je suis Charlie’. If we shrink all the comments we have here to one sentence what are we gonna hear? I’d love to know.

  24. Sunshine

    January 15, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Perhaps there is actually something wrong with being black as we always happen to be our number 1 enemy. How very unfortunate!.

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