Posted by News Express | 19 December 2017 | 1,496 times
An average of 500 innocent Nigerians are killed monthly by government security agencies, Fulani insurgents and Boko Haram terrorists, according to the International Society for Civil Liberties & The Rule of Law (Intersociety).
The ugly trend, the group said through its Board Chairman Emeka Umeagbalasi, has persisted since June 2015 – the first full month of the Muhammadu Buhari Administration that took the reins of power on May 29, 2015.
Umeagbalasi said in a document made available to News Express on Sunday that upwards of 15,000 defenseless civilians have been killed extra-judicially in the 31 months that Buhari, a retired Army General, has been in power. He said the figure was arrived at after painstaking research. Intersociety gave the breakdown as follows:
State Actor Generated Killings Outside The Law – 9,700
(1) Direct State Murders – 2,000
(1a) Defenceless Igbo-Biafran Activists and Supporters – 400
(1b) Unarmed Shiite Muslims – 1,130
(1c) Civilian Detainees at Giwa Army Barracks; Maiduguri including 29 Children Aged Between Newborn and Five Years – 240
(1d) Rann IDP Camp Nigerian War Jet Bombing and Killing of Defenseless IDPs – 236
Total – 2000
(2) Police Custodial and Captivity Killings – 7,750
(2a) National Monthly Average – 250
(2b) Sub National or State Monthly Average – 7
(3) Non-State Actor Killings – 5,000 to 5,500
(3a) Government Backed Terror Fulani Insurgency Killings – 3,000 to 3,500
(3b) Ethno-Religious Profile of Affected Victims: Northern Minority Xians – 80%
(3c) Southern Xtians – 20%
(4) Terror Boko Haram Killings – 2000
(4-a) Xtians – 70%
(4-b) Muslims & ors – 30%
Grand Total –15,000
Monthly Average – 500
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