Insecurity: Report Says Over 17,000 Nigerians Killed In 2-Years

Report says over 17, 363 persons were killed across Nigeria in violent incidents between 2020 and 2021.  

a geopolitical intelligence platform and the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data, ACLED project, SBM Intelligence, report attributed the deaths to attacks from Boko Haram, bandits, herdsmen, kidnappings and gang clashes across Nigeria.

Data derived from media reports shown that 7,063 persons were killed in 2020, while 10,366 were killed in 2021, making it an average of 28 people killed daily in the country.

The SBM intelligence report also explained that between March 2020 and August of 2021, over 1, 409 students were kidnapped from their schools with 220 million naira paid as ransom.

It also added that 17 teachers were kidnapped, especially in the northern part of the country within the period.

The reports stated that Niger State recorded the highest number of abducted persons with 643 in 28 cases, while 58 people were killed during the abductions.

Zamfara State is second with 519 kidnap victims in seven incidents, leading to the deaths of 22 people and Kaduna State had 360 kidnap victims in 26 incidents, leading to the deaths of 41 persons.