The death toll caused by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria surpassed 2,000 people so far in 2014.
International NGO, Human Rights Watch, released a report documenting more than 100 attacks, which claimed 2,053 civilian lives, in the first half of this year alone.
The state of Borno, in the country's northeast, bore the brunt of the violence, with 1,446 deaths. Human Rights Watch also pointed out that the April kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls wasn't the only attack against minors in the country. In February, Boko Haram burned down a school in Buni Yadi, also in the northeast, with 59 students inside.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army announced that they captured a high-ranking leaders of Boko Haram. They blame Mohammed Zakari for attack in the Kaigamari region, which claimed the lives of seven civilians, including women and children.