Insecurity: As President Buhari Speaks Of Performance, 218 Killed Across Nigeria Last Week

In the same week that President Muhammadu Buhari claimed that Nigerians are more secure under his administration than that of his predecessor, at least 218 people were killed by non-state actors across the country.

The president in an interview on Channels television insisted that his administration had largely succeeded in tackling the country’s security woes.

The president’s remarks were despite persistent attacks on citizens in almost every part of the country.

Findings by Premium Times newspaper, as part of its weekly review of attacks by armed non-state actors, paint a different picture from what the president said.

Last week, between January 2-8, at least 218 people were killed in separate incidents across the country, compared to the less than 30 in the previous week. One of the incidents last week was in Zamfara State where bandits ransacked five villages and killed over 200 persons.

The total tally of casualties for the week was compiled by Premium Times from media reports. Thus, unreported cases were not included.

-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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