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Nigeria’s Jonathan Slams Paris Attack, Ignores Baga Massacre

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A day after gunmen killed 12 people at the French satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris on Jan. 7, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan issued a statement condemning the “dastardly terrorist attack.”

About the Islamist raids that killed hundreds of people in his country, in the northeastern town of Baga last week, Jonathan, 57, and his office have said very little. One of his spokesmen, Doyin Okupe, posted a Jan. 10 Twitter message questioning the reported death toll, while another, Reuben Abati, didn’t answer calls to his mobile phone today.