The actor took to Twitter to commiserate with Nigerian and questioned world leaders for ignoring the 2000 reported deaths in the country.
Film actor, Boris Kodjoe has criticised world leaders who attended the unity march organized in France over the deaths of 17 people who were killed last week for ignoring the 2000 reported deaths that occurred in Baga, Nigeria.
About 40 world leaders on Sunday joined over 1.5 million in Paris to protest the killing of 17 people who died during a three-day attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a mall.
However, the world seems to have turned a blind eye to the reported 2000 civilian deaths caused by an attack by insurgent group, Boko Haram. The German born actor took to his Twitter and Instagram account to ask why world leaders have chosen to ignore the reports.
“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,” the German born actor asked on his Instagram.
“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,” he further added.
American actor and comedian, Marlon Wayans also took to his Instagram and Twitter page to urge his followers pray for the Baga victims. “As we pray for the 17 victims in Paris let's not forget about the 2,000 massacred in Nigeria. This type of terrorism must end. #myheartisheavy #prayfornigeria #prayforworldpeace #theystillhaventbroughtourgirlsback,” the comedian writes on Instagram.