A US-based 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative and Stefanus Foundation, both humanitarian organizations, have said that the Boko Haram can be described as the world’s destructive terrorist group.
This was said during a discussion held by the organization with some group of Journalists over the challenges being faced by the victims of this terrorists act in Nigeria.
“Global Terrorism index shows that Boko Haram is the world’s most lethal terrorist group, followed by ISIS, while ranks third and the Fulani militants mostly in the middle belt rank 4th,” Mark Lipdo, executive director of the Stefanus Foundation, said.
He gave a statistics that about 14.8 million Nigerians were affected by the crisis in the North east ,1500 schools were closed down,611 teachers were killed, 950,000 out of school children , 2000 kidnapped and 10,000 boys were forced to join the deadly group Boko Haram.
“14.8 million Nigerians from north-east are directly impacted by the crisis. Officially, there are 2.2 million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs,” Lipdo said.
“Unofficially, there are five to seven million IDPs. Those in need of special assistance are 2.5 million, comprising children under the age of five, pregnant women and nursing mothers.”
The vice president of the 21st Wilberforce Initiative, Elijah Brown said Nigeria has the third-highest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Africa and the seventh in the world.