Over 100 Nigerians Killed Within One Week In March 2020
With COVID-19 terrifying the world, Nigerians still live with a peculiar fear of insecurity, with over 100 deaths recorded within one month.
According to data from Nigerian Security Tracker (NST) between March 7 and 13, at least 112 Nigerians died as a result of different violent incidences across the country, including sectarian conflicts and terrorism.
Borno State remains the hotbed of insecurity in the country, with 65 death counts for the week.
An analysis of this number revealed that the Nigerian troop killed 10 Boko Haram frontline members in a counter-insurgency attack while the remaining 55 deaths remain unspecified.
The military claims that the unidentified are terrorists.
Seven bandits were also killed by the Police during an operation to rescue kidnap victims in Katsina.
In Benue, five people died during a community clash over a fish pond, in addition to other death cases.
HumAngle reports that bandits are still on the prowl ravaging communities in Zamfara State where 12 people were killed by the armed group in the last week.
Data also revealed that Sokoto, Kaduna and Ondo states recorded the least fatality during the period.
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