A.I. reveals shocking figures of victims of insurgency since Buhari Government

By Amako Nneji October 14, 2015 12:15

A.I. reveals shocking figures of victims of insurgency since Buhari Government

Amnesty International, AI, has stated that since the assumption of President Muhammadu Buhari to power, the boko haram insurgent have killed at least 1,600 people in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The AI report, puts the death toll at more than 1,320 in Nigeria alone under the watch of Buhari.

The insurgents claimed responsibility for three suicide attacks in the satellite towns of Kuje and Nyanya in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, a day after the 55th independence anniversary, which killed a total of 18 people and injured 41 according to official reports.

On Tuesday, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase, said two people had been arrested on suspicion of masterminding the blasts.

The suspects’ identities were not disclosed but Arase said in a statement the arrests had “foiled another attempt…to undertake further attacks in the FCT.

Items recovered from the suspects included 12 “prepared and primed” home-made explosives concealed in soft drink cans, 28 electronic detonator parts and a “large quantity” of bomb-making equipment, he added.

Nigeria’s military has claimed a series of successes in recent months and has characterized the upsurge in attacks on civilian targets as desperation on the part of the Islamic State group-allied militants.

Attacks have also continued along the borders of Nigeria, in the N/East region.

At the weekend, 41 people were killed and another 48 injured in triple explosions in Baga Sola, on the Chadian side of Lake Chad, where Nigeria meets Niger, Chad and Cameroon.