Insecurity: More than 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 — Report

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Insecurity: More than 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 — Report

Insecurity: More than 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 — Report

Not less than 3,188 persons were murdered in Nigeria last year, 2019, a latest report that tracked casualties in conflicts, violent clashes and extrajudicial killings across the country has shown.

According to Nigeria Mourns, 3,188 people died between the month of January and December 2019 due to violent incidents which include gang wars, clashes, extra-judicial killings, resource crises, kidnappings and, Boko-Haram/ ISWAP attacks.

A breakdown was made on the above number of deaths, 2707 were those of civilians, while 481 were state security agents.

The report shows that the state with the highest number of fatalities was Borno State in the North-east, closely followed by Zamfara in the North-west.

The organization also noted that the report does not cover those persons who were declared or considered missing but concretely verified deaths.

During these tracking of killings, it was alarming when discovered the trend of attacks on security agents and their weapons being carted away.

The data that were used were gotten from the weekly surveys of the Nigerian and international media reports.

Despite the continuous attacks, the current President, Muhammadu Buhari, and members of his cabinet insist the insecurity has been curbed and that the deadly Boko Haram has been technically defeated.

Insecurity: More than 3,000 killed in Nigeria in 2019 — Report

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