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413 Nigerians Killed In November – Report

There was a 25 per cent increase in the total number of Nigerians killed between October and November, according to data analysed by Global Rights.

More than 400 people were killed by violence across Nigeria in November, according to data collected by Global Rights, a human rights non-profit organisation. 

The report seen by HumAngle shows that 413 Nigerians were killed last month, an increase from the 309 killed in October.  This marks a rise in the trend of deaths caused by violence in the country. 

The incidents are attributed to a number of factors, including ongoing conflicts over resources, political instability, and the presence of extremist groups in different parts of the country. 

The terrorists operating in the Northwest and North-central regions were reported to have killed 123 people. This was followed by 81 deaths, including of nine soldiers and two police personnel, caused by insurgents in the Northeast

The report revealed that 113 people were killed due to the insurgency, with Borno State, the epicentre of the violence, recording 111 deaths. 

Benue topped the list with 60 of the 105 fatalities recorded in the Northcentral region. 

Other types of violence that resulted in deaths were communal conflicts, which claimed 51 lives, while the reoccurring herder-farmer clashes led to the loss of 54 lives. 

Violent cult clashes resulted in the killing of 28 people and secessionist rebellion led to 27 deaths.  

As political activities in Nigeria heat up, there is rising concern that violence may continue to climb and claim more lives in subsequent months.

Nigerian security agencies have, however, say they have been making plans to increase measures to address the insecurity. 

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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