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Friday, October 30, 2015

Eto'o Speaks About Boko Haram in Interview with CNN

Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o is using his fame for a good cause as he has now given a strong statement against the deadly terrorists called Boko Haram, ravaging parts of Nigeria and Cameroon.
Samuel Eto'o

 
Former Cameroon captain Samuel Eto'o is using his fame for a good cause as he has now given a strong statement against the deadly terrorists called Boko Haram ravaging the Northern part of Nigeria.
The former Barcelona and Chelsea star has set up the Yellow Whistleblower FC foundation to raise funds and awareness to help people fleeing Nigeria and Cameroon amid the increasing amount of attacks from Boko Haram militants.
Eto’o, says it's time the world stepped up its response to this menace called Boko Haram. The 34-year-old urged leaders and the media to react as they did to the terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris in January.
In an interview with CNN, he said;
“It is important for us to talk about it... if we don’t do it, who will? We all tried to offer our support (after Charlie Hebdo). We saw African head of states coming to Paris to offer their support to France.
"Why, when it comes to Africa... when it comes to our continent .....don’t we do anything? Maybe because the media are not doing what they should do.
When it comes to Charlie Hebdo, we talk about it. The media were right: It was important to talk about that. However when it comes to Boko Haram, we need to wait for the most horrific things to happen for the media to say a word." said the four-time African player of the year.
After that, everybody stops talking about it. It is like nothing ever happened. I think journalists should have denounced this situation. We saw what happened in France. We were very sad about this. We were asking ourselves, ‘How can this happen? How can they succeed? How can these people take away lives of happy people who had families and friends?
I was affected, like many of my African brothers, by Boko Haram. We haven’t been affected by such horrors in a very long time. We are seeing these atrocities and we seem powerless.
We need to cope with this situation. We need to denounce it and find solutions at our level while our armed forces do their own job on the ground."

Eto’o said one of the most effective ways to defeat Boko Haram and its ideology would be through education, which he called “the most formidable weapon.”
Click here to see photos of Samuel Eto'o, his Wife, Davido, Asa, Toolz & more at the London Charity Ball event against Boko Haram




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