Two Generals, 70 Others Killed In Nigeria Last Week As Insecurity Worsens

As the security challenges in Nigeria persist, at least 72 persons were killed last week (November 7-13) by non-state actors across the country.

The figure consists of at least 12 security personnel including a serving brigadier general and a retired air vice-marshal. About 61 of the victims were civilians.

Findings by Premium Times, as part of its weekly review of attacks by armed persons, shows that four geopolitical zones recorded at least a case while the South-south and South-west zones had no reported case.

Of the cases, the North-west recorded the highest number of incidents and fatalities, closely followed by the North-east, South-east and North-central in that order.

Premium Times newspaper compiled the incidents from media reports. Thus, unreported cases were not included.

With a total number of 11 incidents and 72 fatalities, the figure last week far exceeded that of the previous week during which less than 20 cases were recorded.

-Premium Times

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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