– A report by NST has revealed the total number of people killed in Nigeria in one week
– Nigerians have urged the federal government to ensure there is an end to senseless killings in the country
– The report also noted that 25 cases of killings were recorded in seven days
No fewer than 222 people have been sent to their early grave as a result of terrorism activities in Nigeria within one week, the Nigeria Security Tracker has reported.
Legit.ng gathered that in a report released on Tuesday, February 23, the security tracker also said that 133 Nigerian were kidnapped between February 13 and 19, 2021.
It was learnt that 82 civilians and 21 security men were killed in violent attacks, while the Nigerian Military forces killed 119 bandits and terrorists in the north.
The report said:
“This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.”
Here is the breakdown of the killings within one week according to the report:
1. February 13: Bandits killed two in Igabi, Kaduna.
2. February 13: Two Nigerian Air Force personnel and “dozens” (estimated at twenty-four) of bandits were killed during a clash in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
3. February 13: Suspected herdsmen killed three in Egbado North, Ogun.
4. February 13: Herdsmen killed three in Owo, Ondo.
5. February 13: Bandits killed three in Chikun, Kaduna.
6. February 13: Two police officers, two robbers, and one civilian were killed during a clash in Oshimili North, Delta.
7. February 14: Gunmen killed one police officer at a church in Ughelli North, Delta.
8. February 14: Kidnappers killed three and abducted thirty in Rafi, Niger State.
9. February 14: Herdsmen killed four in Bassa, Plateau.
10. February 14: Nigerian troops killed eighty-one Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier to a landmine in Gwoza, Borno.
11. February 14: Herdsmen killed four in Egbado North, Ogun.
12. February 15: Seven children were killed by a leftover explosive device in Maradun, Zamfara.
13. February 15: Boko Haram killed ten Nigerian soldiers in Marte, Borno.
14. February 16: Bandits killed eleven in Rafi, Niger State.
15. February 16: Boko Haram killed five police officers and two civilians in Bursari, Yobe.
16. February 16: Suspected Indigenous People of Biafra members killed six children in Idemili North, Anambra.
17. February 16: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram militants in Bursari, Yobe.
18. February 17: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped forty-two at a school in Rafi, Niger State.
19. February 17: Nigerian troops killed “several” (estimated at ten) bandits who kidnapped four in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
20. February 17: Suspected herdsmen killed seven in Ovia North-East, Edo.
21. February 17: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped thirty in Shiroro, Niger State.
22. February 18: Kidnappers abducted seventeen in Faskari, Katsina.
23. February 19: Boko Haram killed “many” (estimated at twenty) civilians in Dikwa, Borno.
24. February 19: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped “several” (estimated at ten) in Rafi, Niger State.
25. February 19: Three killed during protests in Billiri, Gombe
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that in an attempt to curb the rising cases of kidnapping, the minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, said the federal government would install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways across Nigeria.
It was reported that Dingyadi made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday, February 16.
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