Boko Haram crisis claims 32,842 death

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By Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Boko Haram crisis in Northeast Nigeria has claimed 32,842 death in 10 years, says a report by the Nigerian Watch Project.

The report is the 6th Annual Report on lethal violence in Nigeria covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2016. It has been written at the University of Ibadan, with the support of the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) and the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria).

According to the report, in ten years, from 1 June 2006 to 31 May 2016, the Boko Haram conflict has caused a total of 32,842 fatalities, almost one-third of the 101,480 deaths recorded during this period in the Nigeria Watch database.

“Roughly the same numbers of people were killed directly by the insurgents (16,666) and by security forces (16,182). At first glance, Boko Haram members seemed to be more…

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