alert status : Genocide Emergency


Genocide stage:



Afflicted Regions:

  • borno state, northern states of the country


Current situation:

  • boko haram militants attacking muslims, christians, government officials,and schools 



August 2, 2020

Fighters from the Boko Haram armed group have killed at least 16 people in an attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, an official has said.

"The toll is currently 16 dead; it is clear that it was Boko Haram that was responsible," local mayor Mahamat Chetima Abba told the AFP news agency on Sunday following the overnight attack on the Nguetchewe camp.

At least six have been wounded in the attack, according to...

Eric Ross of the Genocide Watch staff has compiled a spreadsheet of online sources of verified data on genocidal massacres in Nigeria and the Sahel from 2010 - 2020.  The sources are in the public domain and they are downloadable for research and planning of programs to stop and prevent these acts of genocide.  Genocidal massacres are acts of genocide that are crimes under Article 2, a,b, and c of the Genocide Convention....


Second Country Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria

Boys and girls in northeast Nigeria continued to endure gruesome violations at the hands of Boko Haram and to be deeply affected by military operations against the group by Government Forces despite noteworthy efforts and commitments, highlighted the second country report of Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Nigeria relea...

Experts have said that the violence in Nigeria is escalating and the government is failing to stop the violence. Nigeria is nearing a tipping point. 

In a column for the Christian Post, Stephen Enada said, “Nigeria has been sitting on this powder keg for a while now, with civil unrest building. Western nations have a vested interest in making sure that things get better from here.”

We cannot let violence continue in Nigeria. E...

Genocide Watch's Eric Ross has created a video showing the spreading genocidal massacres by jihadist terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, Fulani jihadists, and the Islamic State West Africa Province.  The massacres have killed over 27,000 people, including thousands in 2019 and 2020, making them the deadliest genocidal massacres committed by any terrorists since 2010, more than by ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  They have especially...

An Islamic State-linked group appears to be regaining strength in northeastern Nigeria and is now warning it will target civilians who help the military or even humanitarian organizations.

The Islamic State in West Africa Province, which broke away from Boko Haram in 2016, had appeared weakened earlier this year by internal feuding, said Nnamdi Obasi, the senior adviser for Nigeria at the International Crisis Group.

But earlier...

More than 30,000 Nigerian refugees have arrived in Niger’s Maradi region during the past two months alone, tripling the number who have fled there since last year.

They are fleeing growing insecurity and atrocities across north-western Nigeria, most of it at the hands of armed gangs that rob, loot, rape and kill.

The latest population movement was triggered by an extremely violent attack on the village of Gangara.

As soon as they...

June 22, 2020

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria’s president criticised his heads of security on Thursday for their handling of attacks across the north of the country and said more needs to be done to resolve the problem, the national security adviser said.

The comments attributed to Muhammadu Buhari are some of his sharpest criticisms of his security chiefs as the conflict in the north has steadily worsened through most of his five years as preside...

At least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians have been killed, and hundreds injured in twin attacks in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, residents and a civilian task force

fighter said.

The attacks on Saturday, in the Monguno and Nganzai areas, came just days after armed fighters killed at least 81 people in a raid on a village in a third area, Gubio.

Two humanitarian workers and three residents told Reuters that fig...

June 10, 2020

At least 81 people have been killed in an attack on a herding village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, according to security sources and residents.

Fighters drove into remote Felo village in Gubio district, about 80km (50 miles) from the regional capital of Maiduguri, on Tuesday afternoon, opening fire on residents.

Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris, reporting from Niferia's capital, Abuja, said those who tried to flee were run down....

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