Nigeria’s Muslim Government Targeting Christians; A Pass to Boko Haram

The failure of Nigeria’s Muslim President Muhammadu Buhari to tackle the Islamist fanatics of Boko Haram has resulted in an estimated 50,000 children facing death by starvation, according to Western aid officials.

A total of 500,000 people have been made homeless during Nigeria’s bitter seven-year conflict with Boko Haram, and aid workers now fear the vast majority of them are in urgent need of food, shelter and medical care.

But hopes that Mr Buhari would intensify the military effort to destroy Boko Haram, an Islamist group with close links to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Syria (ISIS), are fading, following the Nigerian leader’s decision to promote his Muslim allies to key government appointments at the expense of his Christian political opponents