Justice Is a right for all humans

Number of Christians killed by terrorist groups in Nigeria between 2015 and 2020, by perpetrator

Jihadist Fulani Herdsmen* 7,400
Boko Haram 4,000
Bandits/Highway Kidnappers** 150
Nigerian military and police 1,050

Statics from statista.com

It has been stated that between 2010 and 2017, the activities of herdsmen have posed existential threat to various local Nigerian communities (Kingdom News, 2017). Over 5,000 lives have been lost with over 100,000
internally displaced people through the attacks of Fulani herdsmen in the North-Central region (Kingdom News, 2017).


  • • According to the Global Terrorism Index, these conflicts resulted in over 800 deaths by 2015.[19]
  • • The year 2016 saw further incidents in Agatu, Benue and Nimbo, Enugu State.[20][21]
  • • In April 2018 Fulani gunmen allegedly killed 19 people during an attack on the church, afterwards they
             burnt dozens of nearby homes.[22]
  • • In June 2018, over 200 people were killed and 50 houses were burnt in clashes between farmers and
            Fulani cattle herders in Plateau State.[23][24][25]
  • • In July 2018, a clash erupted between the Fulani settlers and the Yandang community in Lau Local
            Government Area of Taraba State. About 73 people were killed and 50 villages were razed.[26]
  • • In October 2018, Fulani herdsmen killed at least 19 people in Bassa.[27]
  • • On 16 December 2018, militants believed to be Fulani herdsmen attacked a village in Jena'a, killing 15 people and injuring at least 24 others, the attack occurred at a
             wedding ceremony.[28][29]
  • • On 11 February 2019, an attack on an Adara settlement named Ungwar Bardi by suspected Fulani gunmen killed 11. Reprisal attack by Adara targeted settlements of the Fulani
            killing at least 141 people with 65 missing. The attacks took place in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State.[30] According to a governor the motive was to
           destroy specific communities.[31][32]
  • • The Coalition Against Kajuru killings stated on 18 March 2019 that 130 people have been killed in a series of revenge attacks since the massacre announced by El-Rufai.[33]
  • • In January 2018 about 10 persons were killed in an attack and reprisal involving herders and local farmers in Numan local council of Adamawa State.[34][35][36]
  • • In May 2018 over 400 herdsmen attacked four villages of Lamurde, Bang, Bolk, Zumoso and Gon in Numan and Lamurde local councils of Adamawa State killing 15 people.[37]
  • • 21 people were killed by herdsmen in a village in Demsa local government area of Adamawa State.[38]
  • • 32 Christians were murdered by Muslim Fulani herdsmen[39]
  • Date Location Deaths Perpetrator Notes
    2018-06-25 Plateau State 86 Christian farmers and Muslim herders Riots in Nigeria between Muslim herders and Christian farmers. Total 86 dead.[69]
    2018-10-19 Kaduna State 55 Christian Adara and Hausa Muslim youths A market dispute led to the deaths of two people. In return a communal conflict erupted, Adaras attacked Hausa, killing dozens. The riots left a total of 55 people dead.[70]
    2019-01-16 Guma, Benue State Unknown Jukun and Tiv attackers Many people were killed amidst a communal conflict between Jukun and Tiv people in Guma LGA of Benue State.[71][72]
    2019-02-10,11 Kajuru, Kaduna State 141 (130 Fulani and 11 Adara) Fulani herdsmen and Adara militia 2019 Kaduna State massacre: Part of the communal violence leading up to the 2019 election. The government said 130 Fulani were killed,. 11 Adara were also killed. Miyetti Allah said 66 Fulani were buried and 65 remain missing.[74][75][76][77]
    2019-02-20 Ebete, Agatu, Kaduna State 17 Fulani herdsmen 17 people were killed in an attack by Fulani herdsmen on Ebete in Agatu LGA of Benue State.[78][79]
    2019-02-26 Karamai, Kajuru, Kaduna State 40 Adara Fulani herdsmen At least 29 people were reported to be killed in an attack in Karamai community of Kajuru. The attack was suspected to be from Fulani in retaliation to the earlier violence where Fulani settlements were attacked. The governor confirmed a few days later that the death toll had risen to 40.[80][81]
    2019-03-02 Gwer West, Benue State 16 farmers Fulani herdsmen Herdsmen killed 16 in an attack on Gwer West LGA. The government blamed the attack on allegations of theft of cows by livestock guards made by the military. Residents said the herdsmen brought along many cattle and took over their lands for grazing after killing people.[82][83][84][85]
    2019-03-07 Bassa, Kogi State 20 Bassa Kwomu Egburra Mozum militia 20 Bassa Kwomu were killed in an attack by an Egburra Mozum militia in Bassa LGA, Kogi State.[86][87]
    2019-03-10 Aungwan Barde, Kajuru, Kaduna State 16-35 Adara Fulani herdsmen The police have put the death toll at 16 in attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen. However, the Adara Development Association has claimed an upwards of 35 killed.[88]
    2019-03-10 Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State 17 Unknown 17 vigilantes were ambushed and killed by unidentified gunmen in the mainly Muslim area of Birnin Gwari as they stole cattle.[89][90][91]
    2019-03-11 Maro, Kajuru, Kaduna State 16-52 Adara Fulani herdsmen The police have put the death toll at 16 in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kajuru. However, the Adara Development Association has claimed an upwards of 52 killed in Inkirimi and Dogonnoma villages in Maro. Another version of the attack by a source claimed 46 people were killed in Aungwan Gamu. The police have however not confirmed the claims.[92][88]
    2019-03-16 Nandu-Gbok, Sanga LGA, Kaduna State 10 Adara Fulani herdsmen 10 people were confirmed killed in Nandu-Gbok village of Sanga LGA after an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Residents suspect it is in revenge for an earlier attack where they say at least 11 cows and 28 sheep belonging to Fulani were slaughtered in the same area before the election.[93][94]
    2019-03-17 Biase, Cross Rivers State 4 Ikwo militias Four people were killed in an attack on communities of Biase LGA of Cross River State by Ikwo warlords in revenge for burning down of their communities.[95][96]
    2019-03-18 Agatu, Benue State Several Agbaduma people Militia hired by Egba, Abogbe and Ologba Several persons were killed during a communal conflict that erupted over ownership of lands. The police has stated that militiamen hired by Egba, Abogbe and Ologba people attacked the Okokolo area inhabited by Agbaduma people.[97][98]
    2019-03-19 Guma, Benue State 5-10 Fulani herdsmen The Nigerian police have said five people were recorded as having died in a suspected herdsman attack in Tse Ioreleegeb village, part of Guma LGA of Benue State. The Guma LGA chairman has claimed 10 were killed[99][100]
    2019-03-19 Khana, Rivers State 5 Iceland group (suspected) Five people were confirmed to have been killed by suspected Iceland group members in a cult attack on Kono Boue in Khana LGA. The cause is suspected to be retaliation for killing of their member.[101][102]
    2019-03-26 Jos North, Plateau State 5 Christian and Muslim youth Intercommunal violence occurred between Christian and Muslim youth. According to a resident, after the discovery of two dead boys from Angwan Miango over the past week at the border between it and Rikkos, a Hausa community, the people went on reprisal killings against Hausas.[103][104] Five people were killed as a result in the ensuing clashes.[105] Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, however, claimed deaths of 30 Christians.[106] Federal Government of Nigeria has introduce RUGA settlement to cub conflicts between the Herdsmen and Farmer in Plateau State.[107]
    2020-4-12 Tegina Kabata, Shiroro County 12 Fulani herdsman 12 Christians killed during the wedding with five people captured including the bride and groom.[108]

    Statics from wikipedia

    Bayo Akinloye

    Statics from thisdaylive

    Between 2017 and May 2, 2020, Fulani herdsmen conducted 654 attacks, killed 2,539 and kidnapped 253 people in Nigeria, a report obtained by ThisDay has shown

    The report titled, ‘Working Document — Fulani Militias’ Terror: Compilation of News (2017-2020),’ revealed blood-curdling statistics of vicious attacks, deaths and kidnappings by the herdsmen.

    It stated that the herdsmen assaults against farmers in Nigeria were “regular, systematic, targeted attacks.”

    The author of the report José Luis Bazán, an independent researcher and analyst, based in Brussels, Belgium, said, “Nigerians are suffering widespread and systematic terrorist attacks by, mainly, Boko Haram, the ISIL-aligned Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), Fulani militias and Ansaru.”

    Bazán, however, pointed out: “The Global Terrorist Index 2019 published by the Institute for Economics and Peace, indicates that the primary driver of the increase in terrorism in Sub-Saharan Africa was a rise in terrorist activity in Nigeria attributed to Fulani extremists: in 2018, Fulani extremists were responsible for the majority of terror-related deaths in Nigeria (1,158 fatalities), with an increase by 261 and 308 percent respectively from the prior year.”

    The report noted that most of the “Fulani attacks were armed assaults” (200 out of 297 attacks) against civilians (84 percent of the attacks).

    A breakdown analysis of the document by THISDAY indicates that in 2017, there were 99 attacks resulting in the killing of 202 people while 12 were kidnapped. In 2018, the attacks intensified rising to 245 resulting in bloodbath that caused 1,478 deaths.

    The number of those kidnapped during that period rose to 29. Last year, 169 attacks, 524 killings, and three kidnappings were reported.

    So far, in 2020 as of May 2, according to the report, there were 141 attacks, 335 people killed and 137 kidnapped.

    But behind the figures, the document said the attacks, killings, and kidnappings were targeted at farmers who were “predominantly Christians.”

    The report said, “Most of the victims are farmers (predominantly, Christians), but Fulani (predominantly, Muslim) have also attacked policemen, soldiers, etc.”

    It noted further, “In our view, we can’t remain blind to the reality of regular, systematic, targeted attacks carried out by a minority of Fulani groups that spread terror among (Christian) farmers to achieve their own purposes, using AK47s, too.

    “The attacks of these Fulani armed groups that form militias fit with the commonly accepted notion of terrorism as the intentional and illegal use of violence or threat of violence to intimidate a large spectrum of society, in the pursuit of political, religious, ideological or social objectives, and with the description of terrorist acts by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1566 (2004).”


    Name of community attacked (State) No. of people killed News Source / Date
    Beye and Beryen, Beron, Tusung-Barkin, Mazah, Tarok, Riyon-Barkin Ladin, Bokkos, Dogo na Hauwa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Jos North, Jos South, Jos East, Mangu, Bassa, Kwata, Kuru (Plateau State) 657 March, 2010 and December, 2015
    Gowen, Guma, Tiv-Guma, Tse Abatse and Tse Yoo, Tarok-Wase, Barkin-Ladi, Eguma-Agalie, Agatu, Guma, Tiv, Soja Patali, Amenbo village, Agatu, Buruku, Guma, Gwer- West, Logo, Kwande, Gwer-East, Katsina-Ala, Odugbeho Agatu, Idele, Guma, Gwer-East, Buruku, Gwer- West, Ucha Nyiev, Ega Adapati, Ikpele, Okpopolo (Benue State) Over 2000 February, 2011 and January, 2018
    Akpanaja Ondori Rukubi-Doma, Udeni Gida, Doma, Eggon, Eggons, Tivs, Alago, Agatu (Nasarawa State) Over 205 February, 2011 and August, 2016
    Jukun, Wukari, Majehuku and Zandukwu, Dori and Mesuma, Gasaka, (Taraba State) 97 January, 2013 and April, 2016
    Egbe (Kogi) 5 April, 2013
    Tiv (Benue and Nasarawa Border) 23 May, 2013
    Ketu (Ogun) 1 October 2013,
    Atakar and Zandang, Kirim, Zagar, and Zandyan, Ambie Village, Paa Village, Unguwan Dauda (Kaduna State) Over 400 October, 2013 and December, 2017

    Herdsmen/Farmers Crisis: A Threat to Democratic ... - CORE