Nigeria counts the cost of terrorism: 205 dead in February by Christian Today staff writer for Christian Today
There were at least 60 terrorist attacks in Nigeria’s Middle Belt in February, according to analysis by International Christian Concern.
A total of 205 people died in the attacks launched by Islamist Boko Haram and Muslim Fulani militants. Of these, Boko Haram was responsible for the deaths of 126 people, 83 of whom were civilians. Fulani militants were responsible for at least 79 deaths.
While Islamism is one of the drivers of the conflict, ethnic tensions and economic pressure also play a part as commercial farmed and mining encroaches on Fulani pastoral lands.