"Hundreds of gunmen invaded Baga and 16 surrounding villages in Borno state beginning Jan. 3, and continued to slaughter residents and burn homes throughout the following week, killing an estimated 2,000 residents. Amnesty International described the attack as Boko Haram's deadliest to date.
"Boko Haram is an international offensive, Ojutiku said, comparable to ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).
"'This is no longer Nigeria's war," he said. "Whatever the global community is doing with respect to ISIS … they should be doing the same thing with respect to Boko Haram."
"The terrorists, who first targeted Christians in an effort to establish Sharia law in Nigeria, can no longer be considered a problem for Nigeria and Christians only, he said..."