Nigeria experiencing ‘graveyard peace’ – Fani-Kayode reacts to International Terror Index score

The previous minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Friday declared that Nigeria was experiencing the “peace of the graveyard”.

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Fani-Kayode stated this in response to the International Terror Index which ranked Nigeria because the third most terrorized nation on the earth.

In a tweet, the Peoples Democratic Social gathering, PDP, chieftain wrote: “How any right-thinking individual can nonetheless declare that Nigeria is secure and safe after the Worldwide International Terror Index has simply introduced that we’re the “third most terrorized nation on the earth” actually baffles me.

“What we’re experiencing is the peace of the graveyard.”

The International Terrorism Index, had on Wednesday, launched its 2018 rating whereby Nigeria maintained third place.

In line with the report, Nigeria was behind war-ravaged international locations like Iraq, Afghanistan.

The report stated deaths from terrorism in Nigeria fell to 1,532 in 2017, a lower of 16 per cent from the prior yr.

There have been 63 per cent and 34 per cent drop in deaths within the nation in 2016 and 2015 respectively, in keeping with the report.

The report reads, “When in comparison with the height of terrorist deaths in 2014, the biggest falls within the variety of deaths occurred in Iraq, Nigeria, and Pakistan, with falls of 6,466, 5,950, and 912 deaths respectively.

“This highlights the effectiveness of the counter-insurgency operations undertaken in Nigeria and its neighbours, Cameroon, Niger, and Chad,” the report stated, including that the world has additionally skilled a drop in deaths from terrorism in 2017.”

The GTI, whereas analyzing international tendencies in terrorism in 2017, described the discount in deaths in Nigeria and Iraq “essentially the most dramatic”.

Boko Haram assaults, the report stated, have considerably diminished in Chad and different neighbouring international locations; and Al-Shabaab, in 2017 overtook Boko Haram because the deadliest terror group in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The GTI report raised concern over the killings by herdsmen, saying terrorism was shifting from Nigeria’s North-east area to the nation’s Center-Belt.

“In Nigeria in 2018, there was a dramatic improve in violence involving Fulani extremists at the same time as deaths dedicated by Boko Haram are falling.

“In 2018 alone, deaths dedicated by nomadic Fulani herders are estimated to be six occasions better than the quantity dedicated by Boko Haram.

“In 2017, 327 terrorism deaths throughout Nigeria and Mali had been reportedly dedicated by Fulani extremists, together with 2,501 extra deaths within the three years prior with the overwhelming majority of those deaths being civilians.


“Whereas deaths (killings) dedicated by Fulani extremists decreased following the height of 1,169 deaths in 2014, violence from the group in 2018 is predicted to surpass that peak. Practically 1,700 violent deaths have been attributed to the Fulani Ethnic Militia from January to September 2018. An estimated 89 per cent of these killed had been civilians,” the report added.



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