Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani herdsmen militia have killed over 3,094 persons under the current administration headed by General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The two terrorist organisations have been named both the most deadly (Boko Haram) and the 4th most deadly (Fulani militia) by a world terrorism tracking organisation.
This was revealed following a research by Punch as Buhari’s administration clocks one year on Sunday, May 29, 2016.
According to the figures given of related killings by the media, no fewer than 2,569 persons were killed by the Islamist terrorist group while 525 others were killed by the Fulani herdsmen in the first year of Buhari’s administration.
It was also learnt that thousands of persons, including women and children, sustained various degrees of injuries from the attacks.
About 95 persons were killed by the Boko Haram insurgents within the first few days after Buhari was sworn into office on May 29, 2015.
Statistics show that about 368 persons were killed by the dreaded sect in June 2015; 635 killed in July 2015; 431 killed in August 2015; 267 killed Vn September 2015 and 279 killed in October 2015.
Subsequently, about 81 persons were killed in November 2015; 136 in December 2015; 104 in January 2016; 90 in February 2016; 90 in March 2016, 43 in April 2016 and 12 in May 2016.
In 2015, Nigeria ranked third in the 2015 Global Terrorism Index, trailing Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to the index, on June 4, 2015, a female suicide bomber in Maiduguri killed two people near a military checkpoint. On the same day, 45 people were also killed in a Yola market, Adamawa State when a blast ripped through the place.
On July 1, 2015, suicide bombers attacked a hospital in Kukawa, Borno State when Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the state, killing 118 people.
Also on July 17, 2015, 50 persons were killed when suicide bombers attacked a Muslim prayer ground in Damaturu, Yobe State.
Meanwhile, in June 2015 Nigeria recorded 97 deaths arising from suspected Fulani herdsmen attacks; three persons were killed by same group in September; 18 in October; 22 in November; 28 in December; 300 in February 2016; 55 in April 2016 and 2 in May 2016.
Last December, no fewer than 22 persons were reportedly killed when suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Kwata in Jos South Local government area of Plateau State.
Recall that the Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed no fewer than 300 persons in the Agatu area of Benue State in February 2016.
The attack has been described as one of the worst ever witnessed in the series of attacks by Fulani herdsmen.
Additionally, about 40 persons were killed when the Fulani herdsmen invaded Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The Fulani terrorists attacked about seven villages in Nimbo including Ugwuijoro, Ekwuru, Ebor, Umuome and Ugwuachara and destroyed houses and even burnt a Catholic church.
In the same month, suspected Fulani herdsmen also attacked Dori and Mesuma villages in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing at least 15 people, according to the police. Although, residents said more than 40 persons were killed and several houses razed by the assailants.
The Fulani herdsmen on Friday, May 20, 2016 attacked Oke Ako in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State killing two persons and leaving about six others with varying degrees of injuries because they reportedly failed to allow them use their farmland for grazing their cattle.
This irked the governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, and propelled him to declare a fierce war on the Fulani herdsmen in the state.