Crime and Security

Violent attacks killed 415 people in 21 Nigerian states in July – Report

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A recent report has revealed that no fewer than 415 Nigerians were killed in various violent attacks across Nigeria in July, 2020.

According to the report titled: “Violence Incidence Report; July 2020,” Nigeria Mourn, which tracks incidents of violent killings across the country, said the cases were recorded in 21 states.

The latest report noted that Kaduna, Borno and Katsina had the highest number of killings in July. The casualty figure for each of the 21 states as follows: Kaduna – 139, Borno – 113, Katsina – 80, Kogi – 17, Nasarawa – 13 and Taraba – 10.

Others are Benue – 9, Ebonyi – 8, Zamfara – 7, Plateau – 5, Edo – 2, Akwa Ibom – 2, Lagos – 2, Oyo – 1, Imo – 1, Rivers – 1, Cross River – 1, Ogun – 1, Bayelsa – 1, Delta – 1 and Kebbi -1.

The reported disclosed that 185 people were killed by suspected armed bandits, 123 were killed by Boko Haram/ISWAP, 67 were killed by armed herdsmen, 26 died in communal conflicts, six persons died in isolated attacks, six deaths were caused by extrajudicial killings and two linked to cult clashes.

283 of the victims, the report noted, were civilians while 132 were security personnel.

The reports by the organisation showed that 731 persons were killed in June while 356 people died in various violent attacks in May.

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