Thursday, February 22, 2018

SPATE OF VIOLENCE AND TERROR KILLINGS UNLEASHED UPON CHRISTIAN/FARMING COMMUNITIES IN ADAMAWA STATE BY HERDSMEN.


BEING TEXT OF AN ADDRESS OF CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (CAN), DELIVERED ON WEDNESDAY 10TH, JANUARY 2018, BY THE STATE CHAIRMAN MOST REV. DR. STEPHEN DAMI MAMZA ON THE SPATE OF VIOLENCE AND TERROR KILLINGS UNLEASHED UPON CHRISTIAN/FARMING COMMUNITIES IN ADAMAWA STATE BY HERDSMEN.

Protocols
Gentlemen of the Press, may I seize this opportunity to welcome you and to thank you for responding once again to this invitation at short notice.

Before we get started, may we please observe one minute silence, even as we pray in our hearts in honour of those who were massacred in the mindless killings carried out by herdsmen here in Adamawa State and other parts of the country in the recent past……..May their souls rest…………..

Gentlemen, as the Fourth Estate of the Realm, you may have followed and probably reported some of the dastardly acts of terrorism unleashed upon Christians/farming communities in Adamawa State and indeed other parts of the country by herdsmen. 

Recall this is the third time in a row that we are adressing a Press Conference within a very short period of time on violence associated with herdsmen. This time as you can see, we are here again to buttress the import of the message CAN is sending to the government on the need to end these killings immediately.

Sadly, this is happening at a time when public confidence in Federal and the State governments’ political will to guarantee security of citizens is eroding at an alarming rate. This is due to governments’ insensitivity to the issue, particularly as there is a distasteful allegation of side-taking in some instances. While CAN does not subscribe outrightly to the allegation, we hope it is not true.

Therefore, we wish to use this forum to call on the state government in particular to caution its officials on unguarded utterances during and after conflicts, as it has come to CAN’s notice that the Secretary to the Adamawa State government has propounded a new firearms narrative which seeks to justify the use of firearms by Fulani nomads in the country. This is dangerous and reprehensible as the law of the country does not allow any civilian the possession of firearms whether herdsmen or farmers.
The silence of the state Governor over this and  similar utterances is suspicious and condemnable, also it is a display of non challant attitude from the Presidency to have kept silence over the said utterances even after it went viral and captured on the international media.

CAN wishes to also state in unequivocal terms that violent elements are easily embolden and fuelled to terror killings by such reckless and unguided utterances. Already, violence associated with herdsmen in our state has assumed a worrisome dimension even as it has gone viral. But we insist that it is unacceptable and that enough is enough!

We are saddened by the death of over fifty people killed in the repeated attacks carried out by herdsmen in Koh village of Girei local government area. This  happenned after Lawaru, Dong, Kodomti, Shafaron, Plum, Kikan, Bilachi, Bang and Nzoruwe villages of Fufore, Numan and Demsa local government areas fell to the exploit of the same herdsmen and their expatriate mercenaries, killing close to 150 people, several others injured and property worth Millions of naira destroyed  before the start of last Christmas festivities. It is on record that less than one week ago, no fewer than twenty innocent Christian farmers were killed in separate attacks in and around Tambo district of Girei local government area. Luru village in particular, saw its worse days when herdsmen wielding sophisticated firearms stormed the area killing fifteen people and injuring several others.

Within the period under review, not less than 10 Churches were burnt down and in some instances, even worshippers were killed and several others injured. On the basis of these, we stand to believe that the ongoing carnages is an attempt to discourage Christianity and to silence Christians from free religious practice. We make bold to reject this attempt and ask the Government to stop the unfortunate development. Extremism seem to have taken persecution to a new dimension with the armed herdsmen burning down Churches especially the recent attack two days ago in Sagal Community in Maiha Local Government Area where four Churches were burnt to ashes and properties destroyed. 

What is more worrisome is the fact that in all instances of the attacks carried out so far, there have been sufficient alarms raised far long before the actual carnages and no decisive action was taken by concerned authorities to prevent it. 

With these incessant and spreading attacks we feel the land is under siege and therefore calls for serious concern from all well-meaning individuals and organizations to support any course that will restore lasting peace in the land as against the sponsoring and equipping of the said fulani herdsmen by their Sponsors.

As Christians, our creed teaches us all the rudiments of peace building and harmony just as by the same tradition we are disposed to promoting the peace in a culturally diverse society.  Therefore, to design the roadmap for an enduring peace, we make the following proposition:
We call upon the Government to work around the current committee set-up on this matter that their work is objectively done and timeously also; in addition to that we call on the government to also ensure that the previous reports on farmers/herdsmen conflicts are implemented.
That Nigeria’s land borders be protected at all cost to keep none Nigerian herdsmen from flowing into the country at will.
We are constrained to taking this stance to remind government of its basic duty of safeguarding lives of citizens and their property because there appears to be no hope in view, at least that the terror killings will abate anytime soon. President Muhammadu Buhari who is the Nation’s Chief security officer and Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla of the state should not keep silence over these killings irrespective of their affiliation with the perpetrators of these acts. Sadly, while this act of terrorism is going on unabated, our Political Office Holders both at Federal and State levels are engulfed with their 2019 political ambitions without a care about the citizens.

Finally, we call on our Christian Brethren to be more vigilant, law abiding and prayerful as we look unto the Lord to bring lasting solution to this troubles, Thank you and remain blessed.

+Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Dami Mamza
Chairman, Adamawa State CAN

 Rev. Anthony Elishama
Secretary  Adamawa State CAN

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

THE WAY OUT: A CLARION CALL FOR COALITION FOR NIGERIA MOVEMENT By President Olusegun Obasanjo

Statement by President Olusegun Obasanjo announcing the Coalition for Nigeria Movement

Since we are still in the month of January, it is appropriate to wish all Nigerians Happy 2018. I am constrained to issue this special statement at this time considering the situation of the country. Some of you may be asking, “What has brought about this special occasion of Obasanjo issuing a Special Statement?” You will be right to ask such a question. But there is a Yoruba saying that ‘when lice abound in your clothes, your fingernails will never be dried of blood’. When I was in the village, to make sure that lice die, you put them between two fingernails and press hard to ensure they die and they always leave blood stains on the fingernails. To ensure you do not have blood on your fingernails, you have to ensure that lice are not harboured anywhere within your vicinity.

The lice of poor performance in government – poverty, insecurity, poor economic management, nepotism, gross dereliction of duty, condonation of misdeed – if not outright encouragement of it, lack of progress and hope for the future, lack of national cohesion and poor management of internal political dynamics and widening inequality – are very much with us today. With such lice of general and specific poor performance and crying poverty with us, our fingers will not be dry of ‘blood’.
Four years ago when my PDP card was torn, I made it abundantly clear that I quit partisan politics for aye but my concern and interest in Nigeria, Africa and indeed in humanity would not wane. Ever since, I have adhered strictly to that position. Since that time, I have devoted quality time to the issue of zero hunger as contained in Goal No. 2 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. We have set the target that Nigeria with the participating States in the Zero Hunger Forum should reach Zero Hunger goal by 2025 – five years earlier than the UN target date. I am involved in the issue of education in some States and generally in the issue of youth empowerment and employment. I am involved in all these domestically and altruistically to give hope and future to the seemingly hopeless and those in despair. I believe strongly that God has endowed Nigeria so adequately that no Nigerian should be either in want or in despair.

I believe in team work and collaborative efforts. At the international level, we have worked with other world leaders to domicile the apparatus for monitoring and encouraging socio-economic progress in Africa in our Presidential Library. The purpose of Africa Progress Group, which is the new name assumed by Africa Progress Panel (APP), is to point out where, when and what works need to be done for the progress of Africa separately and collectively by African leaders and their development partners. I have also gladly accepted the invitation of the UN Secretary-General to be a member of his eighteen-member High-Level Board of Advisers on Mediation. There are other assignments I take up in other fora for Africa and for the international community. For Africa to move forward, Nigeria must be one of the anchor countries, if not the leading anchor country. It means that Nigeria must be good at home to be good outside. No doubt, our situation in the last decade or so had shown that we are not good enough at home; hence we are invariably absent at the table that we should be abroad.

All these led me to take the unusual step of going against my own political Party, PDP, in the last general election to support the opposite side. I saw that action as the best option for Nigeria. As it has been revealed in the last three years or so, that decision and the subsequent collective decision of Nigerians to vote for a change was the right decision for the nation. For me, there was nothing personal, it was all in the best interest of Nigeria and, indeed, in the best interest of Africa and humanity at large. Even the horse rider then, with whom I maintain very cordial, happy and social relationship today has come to realise his mistakes and regretted it publicly and I admire his courage and forthrightness in this regard. He has a role to play on the side line for the good of Nigeria, Africa and humanity and I will see him as a partner in playing such a role nationally and internationally, but not as a horse rider in Nigeria again.

The situation that made Nigerians to vote massively to get my brother Jonathan off the horse is playing itself out again. First, I thought I knew the point where President Buhari is weak and I spoke and wrote about it even before Nigerians voted for him and I also did vote for him because at that time it was a matter of “any option but Jonathan” (aobj). But my letter to President Jonathan titled: “Before It Is Too Late” was meant for him to act before it was too late. He ignored it and it was too late for him and those who goaded him into ignoring the voice of caution. I know that praise-singers and hired attackers may be raised up against me for verbal or even physical attack but if I can withstand undeserved imprisonment and was ready to shed my blood by standing for Nigeria, I will consider no sacrifice too great to make for the good of Nigeria at any time. No human leader is expected to be personally strong or self-sufficient in all aspects of governance.

I knew President Buhari before he became President and said that he is weak in the knowledge and understanding of the economy but I thought that he could make use of good Nigerians in that area that could help. Although, I know that you cannot give what you don’t have and that economy does not obey military order. You have to give it what it takes in the short-, medium- and long-term. Then, it would move. I know his weakness in understanding and playing in the foreign affairs sector and again, there are many Nigerians that could be used in that area as well. They have knowledge and experience that could be deployed for the good of Nigeria. There were serious allegations of round-tripping against some inner caucus of the Presidency which would seem to have been condoned. I wonder if such actions do not amount to corruption and financial crime, then what is it? Culture of condonation and turning blind eye will cover up rather than clean up. And going to justice must be with clean hands.

I thought President Buhari would fight corruption and insurgency and he must be given some credit for his achievement so far in these two areas although it is not yet uhuru!

The herdsmen/crop farmers issue is being wittingly or unwittingly allowed to turn sour and messy. It is no credit to the Federal Government that the herdsmen rampage continues with careless abandon and without finding an effective solution to it. And it is a sad symptom of insensitivity and callousness that some Governors, a day after 73 victims were being buried in a mass grave in Benue State without condolence, were jubilantly endorsing President Buhari for a second term! The timing was most unfortunate. The issue of herdsmen/crop farmers dichotomy should not be left on the political platform of blame game; the Federal Government must take the lead in bringing about solution that protects life and properties of herdsmen and crop farmers alike and for them to live amicably in the same community.

But there are three other areas where President Buhari has come out more glaringly than most of us thought we knew about him. One is nepotic deployment bordering on clannishness and inability to bring discipline to bear on errant members of his nepotic court. This has grave consequences on performance of his government to the detriment of the nation. It would appear that national interest was being sacrificed on the altar of nepotic interest. What does one make of a case like that of Maina: collusion, condonation, ineptitude, incompetence, dereliction of responsibility or kinship and friendship on the part of those who should have taken visible and deterrent disciplinary action? How many similar cases are buried, ignored or covered up and not yet in the glare of the media and the public? The second is his poor understanding of the dynamics of internal politics. This has led to wittingly or unwittingly making the nation more divided and inequality has widened and become more pronounced. It also has effect on general national security. The third is passing the buck. For instance, blaming the Governor of the Central Bank for devaluation of the naira by 70% or so and blaming past governments for it, is to say the least, not accepting one’s own responsibility. Let nobody deceive us, economy feeds on politics and because our politics is depressing, our economy is even more depressing today. If things were good, President Buhari would not need to come in. He was voted to fix things that were bad and not engage in the blame game. Our Constitution is very clear, one of the cardinal responsibilities of the President is the management of the economy of which the value of the naira forms an integral part. Kinship and friendship that place responsibility for governance in the hands of the unelected can only be deleterious to good government and to the nation.

President Buhari’s illness called for the sympathy, understanding, prayer and patience from every sane Nigerian. It is part of our culture. Most Nigerians prayed for him while he was away sick in London for over hundred days and he gave his Deputy sufficient leeway to carry on in his absence. We all thanked God for President Buhari for coming back reasonably hale and hearty and progressing well in his recovery. But whatever may be the state of President Buhari’s health today, he should neither over-push his luck nor over-tax the patience and tolerance of Nigerians for him, no matter what his self-serving, so-called advisers, who would claim that they love him more than God loves him and that without him, there would be no Nigeria say. President Buhari needs a dignified and honourable dismount from the horse. He needs to have time to reflect, refurbish physically and recoup and after appropriate rest, once again, join the stock of Nigerian leaders whose experience, influence, wisdom and outreach can be deployed on the side line for the good of the country. His place in history is already assured. Without impaired health and strain of age, running the affairs of Nigeria is a 25/7 affair, not 24/7.

I only appeal to brother Buhari to consider a deserved rest at this point in time and at this age. I continue to wish him robust health to enjoy his retirement from active public service. President Buhari does not necessarily need to heed my advice. But whether or not he heeds it, Nigeria needs to move on and move forward.

I have had occasion in the past to say that the two main political parties – APC and PDP – were wobbling. I must reiterate that nothing has happened to convince me otherwise. If anything, I am reinforced in my conviction. The recent show of PDP must give grave and great concern to lovers of Nigeria. To claim, as has been credited to the chief kingmaker of PDP, that for procuring the Supreme Court judgement for his faction of the Party, he must dictate the tune all the way and this is indeed fraught with danger. If neither APC nor PDP is a worthy horse to ride to lead Nigeria at this crucial and critical time, what then do we do? Remember Farooq Kperogi, an Associate Professor at the Kennesaw State University, Georgia, United States, calls it “a cruel Hobson’s choice; it’s like a choice between six and half a dozen, between evil and evil. Any selection or deflection would be a distinction without a difference.” We cannot just sit down lamenting and wringing our hands desperately and hopelessly.

I believe the situation we are in today is akin to what and where we were in at the beginning of this democratic dispensation in 1999. The nation was tottering. People became hopeless and saw no bright future in the horizon. It was all a dark cloud politically, economically and socially. The price of oil at that time was nine dollars per barrel and we had a debt overhang of about $35 billion. Most people were confused with lack of direction in the country. One of the factors that saved the situation was a near government of national unity that was put in place to navigate us through the dark cloud. We had almost all hands on deck. We used people at home and from the diaspora and we navigated through the dark cloud of those days. At that time, most people were hopelessly groping in the dark. They saw no choice, neither in the left nor in the right, and yet we were not bereft of people at home and from the diaspora that could come together to make Nigeria truly a land flowing with milk and honey. Where we are is a matter of choice but we can choose differently to make a necessary and desirable change, once again.

Wherever I go, I hear Nigerians complaining, murmuring in anguish and anger. But our anger should not be like the anger of the cripple. We can collectively save ourselves from the position we find ourselves. It will not come through self-pity, fruitless complaint or protest but through constructive and positive engagement and collective action for the good of our nation and ourselves and our children and their children. We need moral re-armament and engaging togetherness of people of like-mind and goodwill to come solidly together to lift Nigeria up. This is no time for trading blames or embarking on futile argument and neither should we accept untenable excuses for non-performance. Let us accept that the present administration has done what it can do to the limit of its ability, aptitude and understanding. Let the administration and its political party platform agree with the rest of us that what they have done and what they are capable of doing is not good enough for us. They have given as best as they have and as best as they can give. Nigeria deserves and urgently needs better than what they have given or what we know they are capable of giving. To ask them to give more will be unrealistic and will only sentence Nigeria to a prison term of four years if not destroy it beyond the possibility of an early recovery and substantial growth. Einstein made it clear to us that doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the height of folly. Already, Nigerians are committing suicide for the unbearable socio-economic situation they find themselves in. And yet Nigerians love life. We must not continue to reinforce failure and hope that all will be well. It is self-deceit and self-defeat and another aspect of folly.

What has emerged from the opposition has shown no better promise from their antecedents. As the leader of that Party for eight years as President of Nigeria, I can categorically say there is nothing to write home about in their new team. We have only one choice left to take us out of Egypt to the promised land. And that is the coalition of the concerned and the willing – ready for positive and drastic change, progress and involvement. Change that will give hope and future to all our youth and dignity and full participation to all our women. Our youth should be empowered to deploy their ability to learn, innovate and work energetically at ideas and concepts in which they can make their own original inputs. Youth must be part of the action today and not relegated to leadership of tomorrow which may never come. Change that will mean enhancement of living standard and progress for all. A situation where the elected will accountably govern and every Nigerian will have equal opportunity not based on kinship and friendship but based on free citizenship.

Democracy is sustained and measured not by leaders doing extra-ordinary things, (invariably, leaders fail to do ordinary things very well), but by citizens rising up to do ordinary things extra-ordinarily well. Our democracy, development and progress at this juncture require ordinary citizens of Nigeria to do the extra-ordinary things of changing the course and direction of our lackluster performance and development. If leadership fails, citizens must not fail and there lies the beauty and importance of democracy. We are challenged by the current situation; we must neither adopt spirit of cowardice nor timidity let alone impotence but must be sustained by courage, determination and commitment to say and do and to persist until we achieve upliftment for Nigeria. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and we believe that our venturing will not be in vain. God of Nigeria has endowed this country adequately and our non-performance cannot be blamed on God but on leadership. God, who has given us what we need and which is potentially there, will give us leadership enablement to actualize our potentiality.

The development and modernization of our country and society must be anchored and sustained on dynamic Nigerian culture, enduring values and an enchanting Nigerian dream. We must have abiding faith in our country and its role and place within the comity of nations. Today, Nigeria needs all hands on deck. All hands of men and women of goodwill must be on deck. We need all hands to move our country forward.

We need a Coalition for Nigeria, CN. Such a Movement at this juncture needs not be a political party but one to which all well-meaning Nigerians can belong. That Movement must be a coalition for democracy, good governance, social and economic well-being and progress. Coalition to salvage and redeem our country. You can count me with such a Movement. Last time, we asked, prayed and worked for change and God granted our request. This time, we must ask, pray and work for change with unity, security and progress. And God will again grant us. Of course, nothing should stop such a Movement from satisfying conditions for fielding candidates for elections. But if at any stage the Movement wishes to metamorphose into candidate-sponsoring Movement for elections, I will bow out of the Movement because I will continue to maintain my non-partisan position. Coalition for Nigeria must have its headquarters in Abuja.

This Coalition for Nigeria will be a Movement that will drive Nigeria up and forward. It must have a pride of place for all Nigerians, particularly for our youth and our women. It is a coalition of hope for all Nigerians for speedy, quality and equal development, security, unity, prosperity and progress. It is a coalition to banish poverty, insecurity and despair. Our country must not be oblivious to concomitant danger around, outside and ahead. Coalition for Nigeria must be a Movement to break new ground in building a united country, a socially-cohesive and moderately prosperous society with equity, equality of opportunity, justice and a dynamic and progressive economy that is self-reliant and takes active part in global division of labour and international decision-making.

The Movement must work out the path of development and the trajectory of development in speed, quality and equality in the short- medium- and long-term for Nigeria on the basis of sustainability, stability, predictability, credibility, security, cooperation and prosperity with diminishing inequality. What is called for is love, commitment and interest in our country, not in self, friends and kinship alone but particularly love, compassion and interest in the poor, underprivileged and downtrodden. It is our human duty and responsibility so to do. Failure to do this will amount to a sin against God and a crime against humanity.

Some may ask, what does Obasanjo want again? Obasanjo has wanted nothing other than the best for Nigeria and Nigerians and he will continue to want nothing less. And if we have the best, we will be contented whether where we live is described as palaces or huts by others and we will always give thanks to God.

I, therefore, will gladly join such a Movement when one is established as Coalition for Nigeria, CN, taking Nigeria to the height God has created it to be. From now on, the Nigeria eagle must continue to soar and fly high. CN, as a Movement, will be new, green, transparent and must remain clean and always active, selflessly so. Members must be ready to make sacrifice for the nation and pay the price of being pioneers and good Nigerians for our country to play the God-assigned role for itself, for its neighbours, for its sub-region of West Africa, for its continent and for humanity in general. For me, the strength and sustainable success of CN will derive largely from the strong commitment of a population that is constantly mobilized to the rallying platform of the fact that going forward together is our best option for building a nation that will occupy its deserved place in the global community. May God continue to lead, guide and protect us. Amen.

Source: The Punch

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

(Partial) List of Killings in the Name of Islam in Nigeria (LAST QUARTER OF 2017 - JANUARY 2018)


The Table below gives numbers of people killed or injured in Islam-inspired killing since Vol 20 Quarter 3 of Church Arise! (October 2017- January 2018) was published.  The figures were extracted from the list of killings in the name of Islam maintained by TheReligionofPeace.com.(TROP).  . 

 In the new year, in the month of January alone,  at least 217 human lives were documented  as  having been terminated in Nigeria, in the name of Islam  Another 205 people suffered various degrees of injury.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2017
Date
City
Killed
Injured
Description
2017.12.28
Amarwa
6
17
A female suicide bomber sends a half-dozen townspeople to Allah.
2017.12.25
Molai
4
0
Three people are burned alive in their own homes by Boko Haram. A fourth person is shot.
2017.12.25
Utonkon
6
5
Six people celebrating Christmas are machine-gunned by Muslim terrorists.
2017.12.24
Mailafiya
6
3
A shooting attack on a Christian community leaves six dead, including a young child.
2017.12.22
Nindem
4
10
Suspected Fulani open fire on a church group singing Christmas carols, killing four.
2017.12.16
Gamboru
4
0
Jihadists ambush an aid convoy carrying food to refugees, killing four civilians.
2017.12.11
Damboa
2
0
A Boko Haram landmine planted on a highway claims two lives.
2017.12.11
Damboa
4
12
Muslim terrorists attack a security convoy and kill four members.
2017.12.11
Gwoza
4
7
A female suicide bomber detonates in a residential area, killing four bystanders.
2017.12.10
Agabifo
10
0
Ten members of a peaceful farming community are machine-gunned by Fulanis.
2017.12.09
Damboa
2
0
Two security personnel are ambushed and killed by Boko Haram.
2017.12.05
Sasawa
15
0
Boko Haram roll into a village and machine-gun fifteen souls.
2017.12.04
Numan
3
0
Muslim terrorists kill a Christian family of three, including a pregnant woman - who was raped.
2017.12.02
Maiduguri
15
53
Two suicide bombers clear out fifteen patrons at a market.
2017.11.30
Kwaya Kusar
2
2
Two children are hacked to death at their school by a man thought to be with a Islamic group opposed to Western education.
2017.11.29
Wuna
5
0
A group fighting for 'Allah's law' rampages through a village, burning homes and killing at least five residents.
2017.11.25
Magumeri
4
6
A 5-year-old boy is among four who lose their lives to a Boko Haram attack.
2017.11.23
Sabon Gari
7
0
Islamists stage a middle-of-the-night raid, pull seven farmers out of their beds and shoot them point-blank.
2017.11.21
Mubi
58
29
A young suicide bomber at a mosque sends fifty-eight worshippers straight to Allah.
2017.11.19
Lawanti
6
0
Boko Haram gun down five farmers and behead another.
2017.11.18
Maiduguri
2
4
Four suicide bombers manage to kill just two other persons - one a baby.
2017.11.15
Maiduguri
14
29
Four suicide bombers obliterate fourteen souls at a quiet suburb, including a pregnant woman and an 8-year-old.
2017.11.15
Azaya Kura
45
0
Forty-five are reported dead after a Boko Haram assault on a peaceful farming community.
2017.11.13
Wereng
2
0
Two Christians are murdered and then mutilated with machetes by Fulani militants.
2017.11.11
Maikadiri
2
4
Islamists fire on sleeping villagers, killing two.
2017.11.08
Gulak
2
0
A Boko Haram attack leaves two dead.
2017.11.07
Riyom
9
3
Nine Church of Christ members are ambushed and murdered by Muslim terrorists as they are returning from a market.
2017.11.07
Maiduguri
1
5
Four female suicide bombers rush a field and blow up a farmer.
2017.11.06
Gulak
2
0
Two women lose their lives during a Boko Haram attack.
2017.11.03
Jaddannam
6
6
Boko Haram murder six villagers, steal livestock and burn homes.
2017.11.02
Gaambe-tiv
3
5
Muslims target and kill three Christians.
2017.10.30
Ajiri Yala
5
3
Five are left dead when a Shahid suicide bomber clears out a mosque.
2017.10.30
Banki
4
0
A woman and her two children are among four vaporized by a Boko Haram landmine.
2017.10.24
Sasawa
16
0
Sixteen others are killed during a Jihadist raid on a village and outpost.
2017.10.22
Maiduguri
13
18
Suicide bombers detonate at a displaced persons camp, taking thirteen souls with them.
2017.10.18
Mora
1
2
A young villager is shot to death by Jihadis.
2017.10.18
Damboa
3
5
Religious radicals fire on a security patrol, killing three members.
2017.10.16
Marte
1
9
Boko Haram Jihadists kill one person during a raid.
2017.10.16
Nkiedonwhro
29
3
Mostly women and children are among the twenty-nine Christians massacred by Fulani terrorists while trying to take shelter at a school.
2017.10.14
Taagbe
6
0
Fulani militia murder a half-dozen villagers.
2017.10.14
Taegbe
6
5
A Muslim raid on a Christian village leaves six dead.
2017.10.14
Arichaka
1
0
One person is murdered by Fulani terrorists.
2017.10.13
Hukke
2
0
Two Christians are murdered by Fulanis.
2017.10.13
Kpachudu
1
0
One villager is slain by Muslim terrorists.
2017.10.13
Nzhweruvo
2
0
A Muslim raid leaves two dead.
2017.10.13
Tafigana
1
0
One villager is cut down by Muslim extremists.
2017.10.12
Belbelu
5
2
A woman is among five disassembled by a Shahid suicide bomber.
2017.10.11
Aribakwa
4
0
A 2-year-old is among four Christians murdered by Fulani terrorists.
2017.10.11
Plateau
3
0
Three people are killed in a Fulani raid on two villages.
2017.10.10
Kpachudu
1
0
A young man is murdered by Muslim terrorists.
2017.10.10
Chuvorivireh
1
0
One villager is hacked to death by Fulanis
2017.10.10
Yamteke
1
0
Boko Haram shoot another person to death.
2017.10.08
Nkie Dongwro
1
1
A Christian is killed by Muslim gunmen.

JANUARY 2018
Date
City
Killed
Injured
Description
2018.01.26
Hyambula
3
5
Islamists shoot a villager resting under a tree, and then kill two others with a suicide blast.
2018.01.25
Jebbu Miango
5
8
Miyetti Allah cadres kill and burn five villagers.
2018.01.21
Kikon
4
0
Two women and two men are murdered in their beds by Miyetti Allah members.
2018.01.18
Orin Ekiti
1
1
A pregnant woman is murdered by Muslim terrorists.
2018.01.18
Kaya
5
3
Five villagers are murdered by Boko Haram.
2018.01.17
Muna Garage
12
48
A Religion of Peace suicide bomber lays out a dozen souls at a market popular with refugees.
2018.01.17
Wukari
11
0
Eleven villagers are killed by Fulani terrorists.
2018.01.17
Gassol
6
0
Six villagers are cut down by Miyetti Allah.
2018.01.16
Danwaza
9
0
Nine villagers are killed by Miyetti Allah.
2018.01.16
Benue
5
0
Five more villagers are killed by Miyetti Allah.
2018.01.16
Pallam
3
0
A shop owner is among three villagers killed during a Boko Haram shooting attack.
2018.01.14
Guni
5
40
Two Islamic groups attack each other over differences relating to prayer.
2018.01.12
Unguwan Gajere
10
2
Miyetti Allah gunmen murder ten villagers.
2018.01.08
Benue
73
49
Miyetti Allah terrorists slaughter over seventy villagers in a wave of attacks.
2018.01.06
Tse- Kimbir
11
6
Fulani terrorists shoot eleven people to death in their homes.
2018.01.05
Nasarawa
17
33
Seventeen members of farming families are killed by Fulani terrorists over a three day period.
2018.01.03
Gamboru
14
1
A Shahid suicide bomber detonates at a rival mosque, claiming at least fourteen worshippers.
2018.01.02
Adamawa
3
0
Boko Haram plants a bomb that kills three passersby.
2018.01.01
Rivers State
17
9
Gunmen yelling 'Allah' open fire on people returning from a Church service, killing seventeen and raping women.
2018.01.01
Tsauni Gulere
3
0
Muslim terrorists gun down a family of three, including a pregnant mother.