President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to protect Nigerian citizens from a brutal insurgency

Several gunmen brutally killed at least 110 civilian rice farmers and kidnapped many women in Borno State, Nigeria, dealing major blow to campaign promises by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari is failing to protect Nigerian citizens from a brutal insurgency

On Monday, several gunmen brutally killed at least 110 civilians and wounded many other workers who were harvesting rice in Koshobe village, near Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, Nigeria. Several recent attacks carried out by armed jihadists have dealt a major blow to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign promise to end the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria's northeastern region. His government says it is doing its best to protect vulnerable citizens. “The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings,” said Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Twitter, whose office described the loss as “insane.” President Buhari has declared the group "technically defeated" in the past, but Boko Haram has killed more than 30,000 people since 2009 and continues to stage regular attacks across Borno, forcing millions from their homes. The attacks were retaliation for the farmers capturing one of the Boko Haram members. Days later, Boko Haram came back to retaliate by slitting the throats of the farmers one by one, setting fire to the entire land, and kidnapping the women. Most of the victims were migrant workers who came from the northeast. The United Nations recently launched a project Unheard Voices From Nigeria to bring awareness to gender-based violence. The clock is ticking for President Buhari to protect its citizens from the brutal insurgency. Despite being Africa's largest economy, over 40% of citizens of Nigerians live in poverty and the country suffers from a double-digit inflation rate (16.5% in 2017). As protests sweep across the country, Nigerians are increasingly using social media and bitcoin in their fight against police corruption and Boko Haram violence. Nigeria as a country is the largest adopter of bitcoin in Africa, with a 60% increase in usage since April.