BOKO HARAM’S BODY COUNT
Nearly 2100 Slaughtered Since New Year’s Day
By Harold Hutchison
The Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram’s attacks have killed over two thousand people, according to a report by a non-profit group. The slaughter has come in the course of 95 attacks.
According to a report by FoxNews.com, Human Rights Watch has compiled a report on the attacks by the Islamist group, whose name means “Western Education is Forbidden.” The report noted that the group has been shifting towards the use of bombs, having carried out 14 such attacks in the first six months of 2014. Those bombings killed 423 people.
The terrorist group has also been responsible for a number of mass kidnappings, including one in April in which 276 girls who were at their school in the town of Chibok. The kidnapping spurred a social-media campaign, #BringBackOurGirls, that the terrorist group has mocked in recent videos. The terrorist group has said that it will only release the girls in exchange for captured members of the terrorist group.
One spectacular attack in May, in which 336 people were killed in two towns, involved the use of armored personnel carriers stolen by the Nigerian terrorist group. That attack alone accounted for over 15 percent of the fatalities.
The State Department declared Boko Haram a foreign terrorist organization in 2013.