…but, some perspective is in order:
Nigeria has a population of some 174 million or so. The fertility rate is 6.0 births per woman. Therefore, as tragic as the deaths in this ‘war’ are, they are but a drop in the bucket compared to all other sources of death in the country.
So, this may be an insurgency but I wouldn’t rate it as a ‘war’. Harsh and cold, but true.