Nigerian political leader Fani-Kayode accused the Obama administration of aiding Boko Haram by not classifying the Islamist group as a terrorist organization until 2014. The Islamists have been wreaking havoc in north eastern Nigeria for several years now.
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The United States Senator, Patrick Leahy, yesterday came down heavily on the Nigerian army for their alleged brutality in the handling of the Boko Haram crisis rocking the country.
The US senator referred to some of them as rapists and murderers. But the former director of media and publicity of Goodluck Jonathan’s national campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who now prefers to be called Olufemi Olu-Kayode, has reacted to the comments by taking a swipe at the US and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Fani-Kayode said the US government refuses to sell arms to the Nigerian army because they are assisting the Boko Haram militants. He also accused the US government of being slow in tagging Boko Haram as a terrorist group till the group had caused soo much havoc in the land. Fani-Kayode took to his social media handles to thrash both the US government and the ruling party, the APC.
He said: “The U.S. government helped Boko Haram immensely by refusing to classify them as a terrorist organisation until 2014 and by refusing to sell us arms to fight them. Worst still, they imposed an international arms embargo on us so that we could not buy arms from anyone else.
Why did the US not invoke the Leahy Act against Israel, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Turkey, Pakistan, Qatar, Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Ukraine and Iraq for human rights violations? Why is it only Nigeria that they have refused to sell arms to and that they have imposed an international arms embargo on even though we are fighting a civil war against a relentless and evil enemy?
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, the convener of the Leahy Act, has called our Armed Forces “rapists and murderers”. He is nothing but scum- a typically confused, ignorant, petty-minded and racist yankee.