Violent Attacks Claim 348 Lives In Nigeria

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Violent attacks claimed 348 lives across Nigeria in December 2020, Nigeria Mourns has alleged in its report.

In the report entitled “Violent Incidents Report: December 2020,” the a Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, also alleged that a 411 people were kidnapped in December last year.

Among those killed, were 315 were civilians while 33 were security operatives.

The NGO which said it used newspaper reports and family sources to track violent killings, gave the casualty figures for each of the 27 states as follows; Borno – 70, Kaduna – 64, Niger – 26.

Others were Katsina – 24, Ogun – 23, Zamfara – 19, Benue – 17, Edo – 17, Delta – 14, Ebonyi – 13, Adamawa – 8, Oyo – 6, Ondo – 6, Bayelsa – 5, FCT – 5, Lagos – 5, Rivers – 4, Plateau – 3, Imo – 3, Cross River – 3, Kogi – 3, Jigawa – 3, Taraba – 2, Anambra – 2, Kano – 1, Osun – 1 and Enugu – 1.

The report further stated that 136 people were killed by suspected bandits, 66 people killed by persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram or its breakaway faction, ISWAP, and 60 lives were claimed by in cult clashes.

Communal crises, on the other hand, led to the death of 41 people, 30 persons died in isolated attacks, eight killed by herdsmen and seven people through extrajudicial killings.

Ier Jonathan, a member of the Nigeria Mourns coalition averred that the aim of the monthly report is not to criticise the government but to ensure that authorities act.

She said, “It is extremely worrying and affecting everybody.

“Those in leadership positions should not think they are immune. We should all be scared and keep working to find a lasting solution.”