1,525 Nigerians killed in six weeks of 2021


kidnapping, killings, South-East
Nigeria: Herdsland

…Kaduna, Zamfara, Borno deadliest states

…South-East most peaceful zone, North-West deadliest

By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor

AS flames of violence and other forms of lives guzzling insecurity flicker in many parts of the country, Nigeria has literally become a killing field.

In the first six weeks of 2021, lives of no fewer than 1, 525 persons have been wasted across the country Vanguard’s investigation, and data obtained from the Nigeria Security Tracker, NST, a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa programme, have shown.

The Nigeria Security Tracker tracks violence that is both causal and symptomatic of Nigeria’s political instability and citizen alienation. The data are based on weekly surveys of Nigerian and international media.

The 1,525-death figure, which is conservative, covers only reported cases arising from the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, herdsmen crisis, kidnapping, communal and cult clashes,  armed robbery, and…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper