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Nigeria at risk of 'Rwandan-style genocide' as 60k killed by Boko Haram and ISIS in decade

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Nigeria at risk of 'Rwandan-style genocide' as 60k killed by Boko Haram and ISIS in decade

NIGERIA is in danger of a "Rwandan-style genocide" as Islamist extremists pursue campaigns of mass-murder, a human rights group has warned.

By David Williamson, Deputy Political Editor

The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law states that more than 60,000 killings have taken place since 2010, with Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) terrorising communities. It cites research by the International Committee on Nigeria (Icon), claiming that Boko Haram has killed 43,242 Nigerians since 2010. In addition, extremists among the nomadic Fulani population are reported to have killed 17,284 further Nigerians in the same time period.

The group warns: “From the way things are speedily unfolding, the country is likely to be thrown into the Rwandan style genocide and other forms of mass bloodletting.”

Last year the influential French writer and philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy visited Nigeria and warned that a “slow-motion war” is underway. He claimed that the world had “hardly noticed” a “massacre of Christians, massive in scale and horrific in brutality”.

Read more: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1295608/nigeria-news-rwanda-genocide-boko-haram-isis-islamic-state