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Herdsmen killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 22, 2019, 07:58:44 AM
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Attacks from herders resulted in the death of more Nigerians in 2018 than the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The GTI report released on Wednesday ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact from terrorism, globally.

Afghanistan, meanwhile, has overtaken Iraq to become number one on the list, while the latter moved down to the second position.

Syria, Pakistan, Somalia, and India are ranked fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively in the GTI report, while Yemen, Philippines, and Democratic Republic of the Congo are eighth, ninth, and 10th.

The report said terror-related incidents in Nigeria increased by 37 per cent, from 411 in 2017 to 562 in 2018 and also deaths from terrorism in the country rose to 2,040 in 2018, a 33 per cent increase.

“The increase was due to a substantial escalation of violence by ‘Fulani’ extremists, whilst Boko Haram recorded a decline in deaths from terrorism,” the report said.

Dispute over ownership and usage of land has remained the major cause of the violent conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria.

A concern was raised in the 2018 GTI report over the killings by herders. The report had warned that terrorism was shifting from Nigeria’s North-East region to the country’s Middle-Belt.

“Violence between Nigerian herders and farmers intensified in early 2018 with approximately 300,000 people fleeing their homes. The most recent escalation in violence follows increased militia attacks and implementation of new anti-grazing legislation.

“In 2018, Fulani extremists were responsible for the majority of terror-related deaths in Nigeria at 1,158 fatalities. Terror-related deaths and incidents attributed to Fulani extremists increased by 261 and 308 per cent respectively from the prior year. Of 297 attacks by Fulani extremists, over 200 were armed assaults. Over 84 per cent of these armed assaults targeted civilians.

“However, also active and not recorded as terrorist activity are pastoralist militias who target the Fulani, increasing the likelihood of reprisals,” the report said.

The deadliest terrorist incident in Nigeria in 2018, according to the report, occurred on May 5 when assailants attacked Gwaska, Kaduna.

The report said 58 people were killed in the attack, which it said was attributed to ‘Fulani extremists’.

The GTI report attributed the decline in Boko Haram attacks to a multinational task force fighting the terrorist group.

The GTI, which is in its seventh edition, is produced annually by the Institute for Economics & Peace, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank with offices in Sydney, New York, and Mexico City.


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Re: Herdsmen killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 22, 2019, 08:08:11 AM
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“In 2018, Fulani extremists were responsible for the majority of terror-related deaths in Nigeria at 1,158 fatalities. Terror-related deaths and incidents attributed to Fulani extremists increased by 261 and 308 per cent respectively from the prior year. Of 297 attacks by Fulani extremists, over 200 were armed assaults. Over 84 per cent of these armed assaults targeted civilians.

Thank God that this report didn't buy the foisted "farmers/herders clashes" lie: The report simply called a spade by its proper name. It is very refreshing that the report called it TERROR ATTACKS.

This then begs the question: Why hasn't the Fulani herdsmen been branded a terror group?

Why are groups like IPOB that NEVER killed even ONE person in Nigeria been branded terrorist, while Fulani herdsmen with THOUSANDS of Nigerian deaths are even being offered N100 billion, and they are walking around free?



Re: Herdsmen killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report

By: dayan (M) |Time : November 22, 2019, 08:19:59 AM
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The GTI report attributed the decline in Boko Haram attacks to a multinational task force fighting the terrorist group.

Good, so why is the same multinational task force not fighting this Fulani terrorists?
The herdsmen are operating across borders in the region, just like Boko Haram.

It is only the nation of Ghana that fought them resolutely, crushed them, and sent them fleeing away from Ghana, just like Nigeria is fighting Boko Haram.

Ghana is at peace, while Nigeria is virtually at war due to lies and deceit.

All these pretensions about fighting terror, conducting of operation snakes and smiles and the like is starting to look idiotic, and irresponsible, because Nigerians are dying in their own country.
Their killers are known, but those killers are not brought to justice.

Re: Herdsmen killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report

By: alagbe003 (M) |Time : November 23, 2019, 09:44:16 AM
Bodejo their leader still works freely on Nigerian soil. More reason 2023 is not to be taken for granted. Fulani must not rule us again. I hope Nigerians see it that way. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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