Over 2400 Nigerians Killed, 1800 Abducted in Tinubu’s First 8 Months

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Over 2400 Nigerians Killed, 1800 Abducted in Tinubu’s First 8 Months

According to Global Rights, an international civil society organisation, since Tinubu became Nigeria’s president in June 2023, at least 2,423 Nigerians have been killed and no less than 1872 people abducted in various attacks across the country.

Nigeria has been battling insecurity for more than a decade. Boko Haram, ISWAP and other terrorist organisations have relentlessly wrecked havoc on communities across states in northern Nigeria. Bandits are also beginning to walk in their footsteps, killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians.

“Road ambushes have made interstate travel more perilous. Reported incidents such as the abduction of 30 passengers near Katari along the Kaduna-Abuja highway and the kidnapping of 45 passengers in Orokam on the Benue-Enugu route underscore the gravity of the situation,” the report by Global Rights read.

While the Tinubu administration still makes promises to combat insecurity and put an end to these incessant attacks that have claimed the lives of many, Nigerians have yet to see any positive change.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Monday, Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria under the auspices of the Civil Society Joint Action Group, Community of Practice Against Mass Atrocities, and, Nigeria Mourns, expressed deep concern over the deteriorating state of security across Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Group says its mass atrocities and fatality tracking across the country by Nigeria Mourns revealed that at least 2,423 people have been killed in mass atrocities-related incidents and at least 1,872 persons abducted between May 29, 2023 to January 26, 2024 under President Bola Tinubu.

It added that under President Buhari’s second term alone (2019 to 2023), at least 24,816 Nigerians lost their lives, and at least 15,597 persons were abducted

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