We must get better at when to use the word terrorism to describe acts of violence: in a world rife with too much terrorism, why would we want to make more?
On April 8, 2011 a possible Boko Haram bomb blast killed at least six people at the office of Nigeria’s election commission in the central town of Suleja.
On April 5, 2013 Niger Delta terrorists ambushed a police boat in the oil-producing Niger Delta region, killing 12 police officers.
On March 6, 2018 four loggers were killed when they stepped on a landmine left by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria
On February 24, 2012 Boko Haram attacked a police station and prison in the Nigerian city of Gombe, killing four.
On November 22, 2015 a 20-year old female suicide bomber disguised as a refugee detonated her load in NE Nigeria, killing 8 and wounding 7.
On November 13, 2018 Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 16 farmers and left dozens missing in Nigeria’s Borno state.
On this day in 2015, Boko Haram killed at least 80 people and wounded about 150 injured in multiple bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno state.
On June 2, 2016 a 74-year-old woman was “mobbed and extra-judicially murdered” at a market in northern Nigeria
Killing a person is relatively straightforward: killing an idea less so.