Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has openly stated his disagreement with a report that was put out by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, stating that conflict in the North East has directly led to the death of approximately 35,000 people.
UNDP had also projected that the conflict could lead to the loss of 1.1 million Nigerian lives by 2030 if it continues.
According to the report, indirect deaths, including disease and hunger resulting from the conflict’s physical and economic destruction, already far outnumber those from direct causes.
Meanwhile, FFK in a move to give a better insight into the killings by the Boko Haram group says much more people than were indicated have been killed since it started.
The former minister who spoke on his official Twitter handle said he believes about one million people have lost their lives to the conflicts while adding that Fulani herdsmen have killed over five hundred thousand Nigerians.
“The UNDP claims that Boko Haram has killed 350,000 Nigerians since it began its operations in 2010.
“Sadly I believe they have killed far more than that & that the figure is closer to 1 million. I also believe the Fulani terrorists have killed no less than 500,000 souls in 5 years,” he tweeted.
Femi Fani-Kayode also wants Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi who has been negotiating with the terrorist herdsmen to tell Nigerians the center of the discussion whenever he meets the bandits in the forests.
“The issue is not who goes into the forest to meet the terrorists with you but rather what you say to them when you get there and what you gain by constantly defending them and attempting to justify and rationalise their barbaric actions.
“You are their best friend, that makes you a terrorist as well and you ought to have been arrested long ago,” FFK said.