1,525 Nigerians Killed In Six Weeks Of 2021 - Source Reveals
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 facts are based on weekly surveys of Nigerian and international media. The 1,525-loss of life discern, that is conservative, covers best suggested instances bobbing up from the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry, herdsmen disaster, kidnapping, communal and cult clashes, armed robbery, and brutality of safety sellers among others.
Many security breaches aren't stated. It is also tough to inform the range of kidnapped sufferers who die in captivity as unconfirmed reviews placed the range of those in numerous kidnap dens throughout the u . S . At over 5000.
The 1,525 deaths are about half of of the three,188 lives misplaced among January and December 2019, in step with a record by using Global Rights. It is also 4 times the 348 human beings killed in violent assaults across Nigeria in December 2020, as pronounced with the aid of a non-governmental organization, Nigeria Mourns. Currently, Nigeria is the third united states of america maximum impacted by terrorism, going by the Global Terrorism Index 2020 after Afghanistan and Libya.
Deaths within the states
Of the usa’s 36 states, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, most effective three had 0 stated deaths related to insecurity. The states are Bayelsa, Bauchi, and Kebbi.
The maximum deadly states are Kaduna (409), Zamfara (267) and Borno (257). Kaduna and Zamfara are the hotbeds of banditry ravaging the North-West quarter of the us of a whilst Borno is the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency.
States that recorded high deaths include: Yobe (seventy six), Niger (73), Delta (forty six), Ebonyi (43), Katsina (forty one), Oyo (37), Plateau (31), Lagos (26), Rivers (24), Imo (23), Ogun (20), and Ondo (20). Others are Nasarawa (16), Cross River (15), Benue (12), Anambra (eleven), Akwa Ibom (11), Kogi (eleven), Kwara (cool, Taraba (cool, Osun (cool, Abia (7), Edo (7), Sokoto (five), Adamawa (4), FCT Abuja (3), Kano (2), Gombe (1), Enugu (1), and Jigawa (1).
According to the data, the South-East sector is the most non violent area with eighty five reported deaths accompanied by the South-South, which had 103 deaths, and South-West, 112 deaths. Conversely, the North-West is the deadliest sector with 724 deaths, followed via its flanking North-East, which witnessed no fewer than 346 deaths and North-Central that had a hundred and fifty five deaths.
In the South-East, Ebonyi attributable to the Effium-Ezza communal disaster recorded maximum deaths observed by using Imo, which tally became spiked by way of the clashes between protection forces and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Orlu.
In the South-West, Oyo State changed into at the the front burner due to the herdsmen and locals’ crisis in Ibarapa in addition to Amotekun brushes with youths. Cult-associated killings and other crimes took the tally of deaths in Lagos to 26. In the South-South, Delta and Rivers had been at the front-burner due to pirates’ sports in Rivers; and cult clashes and armed theft-related killings in Delta.
How 1,525 lives were wasted in six weeks
January 1: Seven farmers have been killed with the aid of bandits in Mashegu LGA of Niger State. Many were left injured all through the assault on the farmers in their farms in Babban Rami.
January 1: A 20-year vintage girl, Mrs. Suwaiba Shuaibu, lured and stabbed her teenage rival, Miss Aisha Kabir, 17, to death due to the fact her husband proposed to marry Aisha.
January 2: Unknown guys killed Quadri Okunola, popularly referred to as Kudeti, a father of 3 at Macaulay/Odudu, alongside Igbogbo/ Bayeku street, Ikorodu, Lagos.
January 2: One man or woman was killed in Osogbo, Osun State, while cult companies clashed at some stage in a carnival birthday celebration at Isale-Osun region of the city.
January 2: Bandits killed a chief govt officer of a filling station and his two cousins in Idere, Ibarapa North LGA, Oyo State.
January 2: Bandits invaded Kawaran Rafiu village in Igabi LGA of Kaduna State and killed the chief Imam of the village, Danleeman Isah. Also killed was the Sarkin Yaki of Godogodo, Yohanna Abu.
January 2: Bandits killed 19 humans in Giwa, Kaduna.
January 2: Gunmen killed three and kidnapped in Ibarapa, Oyo.
January 2: Robbers killed civilians and law enforcement officials killed robbers in Ughelli, Delta.
January 2: Military airstrikes killed “several” Boko Haram militants at separate locations (anticipated at 20) in Bama, Borno State.
January 3: Suspected internet fraudsters killed a female, 18, in a lodge at Owa community in Ika North LGA of Delta State
January three: No fewer than 19 humans were killed in a two-day assault in Kaduna. Twelve of the victims had been indigenes of Kaya, Gura LGA.
January three: Boko Haram killed six infantrymen and one civilian in Chibok, Borno.
January three: Bandits killed 9 in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State.
January 4: Nigerian troops killed “several” bandits envisioned at 20 in Birnin-Gwari, Giwa, Igabi, and Chikun LGAs in Kaduna.
January 4: Four human beings have been shot while residences well worth thousands and thousands of naira were destroyed in a bloody violence in a few components of Ibadan, Oyo State.
January four: Police men killed two suspected individuals of a 3 man robbery gang in Ughelli, Delta State.
January four: Bandits killed 9 people along with 3 infants in Zankoro, Kaduna State.
January four: Two passengers had been killed and lots of others have been declared lacking following an attack on two industrial boats on Bonny Waterways, Rivers State
January five: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped 20 in Toto, Nassarawa.
January 5: Boko Haram attacked Askira/Uba, Borno however have been repelled via navy airstrikes that killed “numerous” (expected at 10) insurgents.
January 5: Pirates killed two in Bonny, Rivers.
January five: Gunmen killed former education secretary of Nasarawa neighborhood authorities, Malawi Salisu at Mungi sharp nook, Buga Gwari, Gadabuke, Toto nearby council. The hoodlums kidnapped no fewer than 20 humans visiting in three motors and took them into the bush. Salihu turned into among those kidnapped. His frame changed into later discovered in the bush near the street.
January 6: Bandits killed a police man and kidnapped five others in assaults in Shiroro and Raji neighborhood governments in Niger State
January 6: Gombe kingdom police command killed a kidnap suspect diagnosed as Ustas at some point of gunshot change with police guys at Pinga, Gombe
January 6: Bandits killed 4 in Chikun, Kaduna.
January 6: Amotekun killed three civilians in Ibarapa, Oyo.
January 6: Boko Haram killed commuters (no wide variety given, predicted at 10) in Nganzai, Borno.
January 6: Military airstrikes killed “several” (anticipated at 10) Boko Haram militants in Damboa, Borno.
January 6: Four people reportedly lost their lives for the duration of inter-communal battle among Abankang and Alok communities in Ikom LGA, Cross River State.
January 7: Gunmen abducted a visitor and killed his driving force alongside Ise/Isua/Akoko Highway in Ondo State.
January 7 Bandits attacked Katarma village in Chikun nearby Government, Kaduna, killed four men and women and abducted many girls.
January 7: Three folks had been feared dead for the duration of a bloody conflict among youths and Amotekun operatives at Tapa, Oyo State
January 7: A mob set ablaze a suspected ritualist stated to be in ownership of a human heart at Orile, Lagos.
January 8: Soldiers killed five civilians in the course of a clash in Baruten, Kwara.
January eight: The Nigeria Customs Service killed 3 business drivers at a checkpoint in Baruten, Kwara State.
January 8: Gunmen attacked a police station and killed three law enforcement officials in Ezza South, Ebonyi.
January eight: Two passengers have been killed in a pirate assault on two business boats around Dema Abbey Community on Bonny waterways
January 9: Amotekun operatives killed seven in Ibarapa North, Oyo.
January 9: Gunmen killed three in Kauru, Kaduna.
January nine: 28 Boko Haram militants and thirteen squaddies had been killed throughout a conflict in Gujba, Yobe; in a separate incident, Nigerian soldiers killed some other 30 militants in Gujba.
January 9: Nigerian troops killed 50 bandits in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara.
January nine: Gunmen killed one man or woman whilst attempting to clutch his car on the ever-busy Zoo Road in Kano Metropolis.
January 10: Gunmen killed three cellular cops in Ughelli North, Delta.
January 10: Gunmen killed in Riyom, Plateau.
January 10: Nigerian troops killed five bandits and lost one soldier in Faskari, Katsina.
January 10: Three suspected thieves were burnt at one of a kind places in Calabar, Cross River State.
January 10: A guy died after his estranged lover bathed him with petrol and set him on fireplace in Makurdi, Benue State.
January 10: Gunmen opened hearth on a pair, killing the lady inside the method at Ekuigbo, Ethiope, Delta State.
January eleven: Five soldiers and 6 Boko Haram militants had been killed all through a clash in Damboa, Borno.
January eleven: Gunmen killed a councillorship candidate and abducted two others in Oshimili South, Delta.
January eleven:A Boko Haram suicide bombers killed himself and 6 Nigerian squaddies in Damboa, Borno.
January eleven: A female corps member, Chidimma Odume, macheted and killed her lover at Abak Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
January 11: Inter-communal clash between the human beings of Edondon and Ohumuruket in Obubra LGA, Cross River claimed no fewer than four lives
January11: Two people had been feared lifeless, at the same time as three others had been missing after suspected pirates attacked passenger boats alongside the coastal waters of Aru-Gbanaama and Polokiri in Bonny LGA of Rivers State.
January 12: Gunmen killed in Kauru, Kaduna.
January 12: Military airstrikes killed “numerous” (expected at 10) Boko Haram insurgents in Kaga, Borno.
January 12: Suspected land grabbers killed four in Ikorodu, Lagos.
January 12: Security forces killed four bandits in Shiroro, Niger State.
January 12: Two villagers had been killed in an ambush by means of gunmen between Bakin Kogi and Narido village in Kauru LGA of Kaduna State
January 10-January 12: Cult clashes ended in 14 deaths in Ikorodu, Lagos.
January 12: At least five individuals reportedly shot useless in a renewed clash between the people of Emede and Igbide clans in Isoko South LGA, Delta.
January 12: Mr. Obiezu, the more youthful brother to Imo State Accountant General, Valentine Obiezu, became killed after failed try to kidnap him at his village, Akatta, Oru East LGA.
January 12: The stays of a farmer, Wole Agbola, who turned into kidnapped, become observed inside the bush in Aba-Odo, Oyo State a few kilometres from in which he turned into abducted after his family paid N2million ransom.
January 12: A soldier and 10 bandits have been killed in a conflict among troops and bandits at various places in Katsina. A conflict at Batsari LGA claimed 5 bandits, whilst every other five went down at Maigora, Faskari LGA.
January thirteen: Bandits killed in Igabi, Kaduna.
January thirteen: An Amotekun operative killed one civilian in Ibadan North, Oyo.
January 13: Military airstrikes killed “several” (anticipated at 10) Boko Haram militants in Konduga, Borno.
January 13: Suspected herders killed two at Iniongwu village in Guma LGA, Benue State.
January: Robbers shot and killed Pastor Kelvin Orumor, the General Overseer of Kingdom Advancement Christian Centre, at Edjeba area of Warri, Delta State.
January 14: Bandits killed two farmers at Chikaji Village in Igabi LGA, Kaduna.
January 14: Military airstrikes killed “numerous” (anticipated at 10) Boko Haram insurgents in Bama, Borno.
January 14: Boko Haram landmines killed five squaddies in Chibok, Borno.
January 14: Nigerian troops killed “ratings” (predicted at 40) of bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
January 14 Officials of DSS beat a policeman, Fawale Rauf, 33, to death at River Side location of Osogbo, Osun State.
January 15: Communal violence led to two deaths in Ibarapa North, Oyo.
January 15: Nigerian troops killed “rankings” (expected at 40) of Boko Haram militants in Marte, Borno.
January 15: Bandits killed five law enforcement officials and abducted 13 others in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
January 16: Bandits killed one in Igabi LGA, three in Chikun LGA, and one in Giwa LGA in Kaduna.
January sixteen: Soldiers killed 5 civilians, and one soldier was killed in retaliation in Maiduguri, Borno.
January sixteen: Bandits killed a cattle defend and shot NSCDC officer in Makurdi, Benue
January 16: Communal violence led to 2 deaths in Anambra East, Anambra.
January sixteen Deputy Registrar of FUTA, Dr. Amos Arijesuyo died from gunshot wounds he sustained after he became attacked with the aid of gunmen alongside Ilesa-Akure Highway even as returning to Akure from Ibadan.
January 16: Two were killed and scores injured in a renewed crisis among Umueri and Aguleri communities of Anambra State.
January 17: Kidnappers killed a man, Elliot Ofa and abducted three others at Ethiope West LGA, Delta State.
January 17: Bandits killed 10 at some stage in an assault on Janbako, a network in Maradun LGA, Zamfara State.
January 17: Bandits killed five which include an eighty-12 months antique woman and a village head in separate attacks on two villages of Chikun in addition to visitors in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.
January 17: Five rise up policemen had been killed in an ambush on the dual carriageway in Kaduna State.
January 17: 24 human beings had been killed as bandits and cultists went on rampage in Borno, Benue, Cross River and Niger. A soldier and five civilians died in a conflict in Maiduguri. Late Gana’s loyalists attacked a Benue community and killed three individuals. Bakassi cult conflict claimed four lives in Cross River. A Catholic priest became killed by way of bandits in Niger along with his brother and 17 others kidnapped.
January 17: 35 bandits have been killed by means of troops of the Operation Hadarin Daji in specific encounters in Zamfara and Katsina states.
January 17: Seven vigilantes in Mashogu LGA of Niger State were killed in an ambush by bandits
January 17: Bandits killed 10 which include one soldier, and 5 bandits have been killed in Maradun, Zamfara.
January 17: Gunmen killed law enforcement officials and two others in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
January 17: Nigerian troops killed 30 bandits and misplaced one soldier in Bungudu, Zamfara.
January 17: Bandits killed one in Igabi LGA, killed one and abducted one in Zaria LGA, and killed two in Giwa LGA in Kaduna.
January 17: Two individuals had been gunned down in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State during cults clash at a famous lodge along Warri-Ekuigbo Road.
January 18: Two bandits have been killed by troops along Sabon-Iche-Kagarko Raod, Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State.
January 18: Gunmen killed a policeman, injured others and carted away guns in Borokiri, Port Harcourt.
January 18: No fewer than five men and women were killed and 7 others have been injured in a renewed hostility over land between Uko Ntenge and Uko Akpan groups in Mbo LGA of Akwa Ibom State.
January 18: Police officers killed two kidnappers in Mangu, Plateau.
January 18: Nigerian troops killed bandits in Kagarko, Kaduna
January 18: Sectarian violence caused seven deaths in Mbo, Akwa Ibom.
January 18: Nine squaddies and five Boko Haram insurgents had been killed at some point of a clash in Nasarawa.
January 18: Bandits killed 35 in Maru, Zamfara.
January 18: Bandits killed seven vigilantes in Mashegu, Niger State.
January 19: A fifty five-12 months old man, Ishau Falana, beat his reative, Badmus Rafiu, to death at Oluwasogo place of Ijaka Isale, Ayetoro, Ogun State.
January 19: Gunmen killed a young man, Ajitwewunmeshe Emmah in Igarra, Akoko-Edo LGA of Edo State.
January 20: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa, Borno.
January 20: Bandits killed in Chikun LGA, one in Giwa LGA, and one in Igabi LGA in Kaduna.
January 21: Bandits killed 13 and abducted eleven in Bungudu, Zamfara.
January 21: Yansakai, an outlawed vigilante group, killed two herdsmen in Maradun, Zamfara.
January 21 Bandits killed four people in isolated locations of Giwa, Chikun and Igabi LGAs of Kaduna State
January 21: A 23-yr old man, Samuel Ajibade, changed into overwhelmed to dying over alleged phone robbery by way of three suspects at Iju Ola, Ado-Odo/Ota LGA of Ogun State.
January 22: Four suspected kidnappers had been killed in change of gunfire with soldiers on Owo-Ifon Highway, Ondo State.
January 23: A communal clash led to 40 deaths in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
January 23: Pirates killed one sailor and abducted 15 off the coast of Nigeria (expected at Bonny, Rivers).
January 23: Military airstrikes killed “many” (envisioned at 20) bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.
January 23: One individual was feared dead whilst rankings have been wounded in a clash between Nigeria Army and Eastern Security Network of IPOB in Orlu, Imo State.