No fewer than 296 persons have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists since President Muhammadu Buhari came into office on May 29, 2015.
In his inaugural address, President Buhari had vowed to crush the insurgents, whom he described as enemies of the state.
Statistics compiled by Nigerian Pilot showed that the terrorists have killed victims and wounded hundreds of others in the North-East zone during the period.
A day after Buhari assumed office, the terrorists detonated explosives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing 13 persons. But unofficial reports claimed that 10 persons were killed in the areas that were attacked.
The suspected terrorists attempted to invade the town at about 12:30am, leading to exchange of fire between them and troops of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army.
On May, 31, the terrorists continued their attacks, killing seven people in Maiduguri, when another explosion rocked the popular Gamboru Market. It was gathered that the Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, was planted by suspected members of the sect, which exploded at about 1:30pm.
On June 2, a bomb blast believed to be planted by Boko Haram terrorists killed 50 people with several others wounded at Kasuwan Shanu, an abattoir, in Maiduguri.
Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, who visited the scene of the blast, claimed that 10 people were killed while hundreds suffered various degrees of injuries.
However, sources at the State Specialists Hospital in Maiduguri, said, over 50 people were brought in dead while more of the injured were rushed to the emergency ward, with some dying on arrival.
“We have received six corpses who died at the emergency ward since the injured were brought in and I just learnt that another victim of the blast has given up the ghost and they are bringing the corpse as we speak,” a hospital official confirmed.
On June 4, seven persons were killed in the night when Boko Haram terrorists detonated explosives at a military checkpoint on Baga Road in Maiduguri. The checkpoint is near a mechanic workshop, opposite Sector One Military Base and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC Mega Station.
The explosion also wounded eight others persons.
On June 7, 16 people were confirmed killed in Boko Haram bombing at a cattle market in Borno. The figure was released by hospital and military sources, but the Borno Police Command said that only two persons died in the incident.
Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Opadokun, confirmed that, “A female suicide bomber detonated an IED strapped on her body along Baga/Monguno Highway, killing herself and two others. Four persons sustained injuries during the attack,” he said.
On June 11, 43 people were killed by Boko Haram sect members, who attacked and burnt down three villages in the restive Borno State.
Residents confirmed that the insurgents, who stormed the villages in dozens on motorcycles, attacked Matangale, Buraltima and Dirmanti villages, opened fire on the villagers before looting and burning homes.
One of the fleeing residents, Dala Tungushe, who fled Matangale to Biu, some 90 kilometres away said: “They came at about 4pm on 20 motorcycles, three gunmen on each, and attacked Matangale before proceeding to Buraltima and Dirmanti. They killed 43 people and burnt all the houses in the three villages after looting food supplies.”
On June 17, 3 soldiers and 60 others including vigilantes, known as civilian JTF were killed when an explosive device, which was picked by a youth, exploded in Maiduguri. Forty others were injured.
Leader of the vigilante group, Abdullahi Amadu Bukar, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the device was picked up by one of the vigilantes as they travelled back to the state town of Monguno from a military operation.
On June 22, 20 people were killed when two female suicide bombers detonated explosives at a crowded fish market in Maiduguri. The blasts also injured 66 residents, according to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA’s twit.
Also, On June 23, 10 persons were killed in a market at Wagir, Gujba local government area of Yobe State after a female suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in a crowded place.
Mallam Usaini Jibril, a driver who conveyed the injured to Sani Abacha Hospital, Damaturu told newsmen that he counted 10 dead bodies on the spot and over 30 injured. “The girl that detonated the bomb was a very small girl of about 12 years,” he said.
Eight policemen in Borno were killed when terrorists attacked Damboa local government area. The attack occurred around 6:30pm.
At another instance, 33 persons were killed in multiple bomb blasts that rocked Potiskum, Yobe State and N’Djamena, the capital of Chad Republic. The Yobe blasts left eight others critically injured and 101 wounded in Chad.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that those killed in Yobe attacks included vigilantes and security agents in the explosions that occurred separately, yesterday afternoon.
Just yesterday, suspected Boko Haram terrorists shot dead 42 people in two separate attacks in the remote villages of Debiro Hawul and Debiro Biu in Borno.
The rebels shot dead their victims after looting homes and shops, setting fire to buildings in the attacks that occurred between Monday and Tuesday before 10 people were killed in a suicide attack in neighbouring Yobe state, the same Tuesday.
According to reports by AFP, the latest attacks saw some 30 militant fighters storm Debiro Biu on Monday and Debiro Hawul the following day.
Also on Tuesday, 10 people were killed when explosives carried by a girl detonated at the weekly market in Wagir in Damaturu.