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'Not enough awareness around Nigeria attacks'

Activists say African leadership has not been vocal enough against the terror group Boko Haram.

"A small group of people have gathered outside the Nigerian consulate in Sandton in Johannesburg to express outrage over ongoing atrocities by terror group Boko Haram. Picture: Emily Corke/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Activists taking part in a protest in Johannesburg say there has not been enough awareness around the terror attacks in Nigeria.

A few South Africans gathered outside the Nigerian consulate in Sandton yesterday to light candles and share their condolences to over 100 people who were killed by Boko Haram militants.

While a call was put out on social media that there would be a gathering only a few responded.

These activists say this is because African leadership has not been vocal enough against the militant group, which has been behind a reign of terror in Nigeria since 2009.

"The AU hasn't come up clearly and that also affects the situation, so I think there hasn't been enough awareness."

"What is sadly missing in this picture is leadership."

"The youth should stop being social media activists and actually stand up and do something."

"There's hasn't been any serious movement. Instead we are seeing more violence."