Insecurity In Nigeria : 693 Nigerians Were Allegedly Killed In One Month – Report

In August, no fewer than 693 Nigerians lost their lives in various attacks across the country, according to a report released by West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP).

Among the casualties were 183 persons who lost their lives during shoot-out between security operatives and criminal gangs.

Violent clashes, cult clashes, demonstration, culpable homicide, extrajudicial killings, farmer/herders’ conflicts and sexual and gender-based violence accounted for 9, 15, 1, 8, 3, 96 and two deaths respectively.

The findings also showed that 66 incidents of abduction were recorded across 18 States while a total of 496 people, including 37 females and 22 children, were kidnapped.

Further breakdown showed that out of the total fatalities in the month under review, 674 persons including 23 females and 17 children were civilians while 19 persons were security operatives.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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