Some 622 persons were killed in October, 2020, across Nigeria by armed criminals due to insecurity, says a report released on Sunday by StatiSense, a data tech company with expertise in data analysis, market survey, infographics, training and research.
According to the report, the total deaths tracked in the given month was as a result of insecurity which has bedeviled the country.
Out of the 33 states captures in the report, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Borno State recorded the highest killings with 149 deaths followed by Katsina State at 108 and Lagos State with 66 killings respectively.
The killings in Lagos, it was gathered, included those killed by security operatives during the #EndSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate and other areas in the state.
Some State like Bayelsa and Gombe did not record any deaths in the report.
Below is a break down of the total deaths according to states tracked in October 2020 over insecurity:
- Borno: 149
- Katsina: 108
- Lagos: 66
- Zamfara: 28
- Delta: 27
- Kaduna: 27
- Plateau: 23
- Edo: 22
- Oyo: 21
- Cross River: 16
- FCT: 16
- Akwa Ibom: 11
- Ondo: 9
- Rivers: 9
- Kogi: 8
- Niger: 8
- Anambra: 7
- Osun: 7
- Yobe: 7
- Taraba: 6
- Abia: 5
- Enugu: 5
- Kano: 5
- Benue: 4
- Ebonyi: 4
- Imo: 4
- Kwara: 4
- Bauchi: 3
- Ekiti: 3
- Nassarawa: 3
- Ogun: 3
- Jigawa: 2
- Adamawa: 1
In another report released by StatiSense, it was revealed that some 151 persons were kidnapped in the country in the same given period of time.
Some of the kidnapped ended up paying ransom to regain freedom while some never walked out alive.
According to StatiSense, Katsina State topped the chart with 34 kidnap cases while FCT, Nasarawa and Zamfara recorded 27 cases each respectively.
Below is a break down of the total kidnappees tracked in October 2020 due to unabridged insecurity in the country:
Cross River: 1
In the meantime, it has been revealed that some twenty-two police officers lost their lives during the #EndSARS protests across the country with some 205 police stations razed.
According to a notable socio-political commentator, Mr. Fredrick Nwabufo, “this is saddening for all genuine #EndSARS protesters”.
He noted that “the protests were largely peaceful until state-sponsored thugs, like bloodhounds, got unleashed on citizens exercising their rights”.
DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!
Would you like to be receiving ALL Elombah.com links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via email@example.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!
For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526
You may be interested
“Let him celebrate his 10th anniversary in peace” – Victor AD reacts to claims that Davido stole hit song ‘Jowo’ from himadmin - May 11, 2021
Popular Nigerian singer, Victor AD has debunked rumours that music executive, Davido stole his hit track “Jowo” from him. A…
Singer, Slim Joe aka Oti Yan Yan diagnosed with kidney problem, seeks financial aid (Video)admin - May 11, 2021
Nigerian hip-hop star, Slimjoe Omoalajo has been diagnosed with kidney problem and is in dire need of financial assistance. The…
Insecurity: Gbagi tasks FG, calls for state of emergencyadmin - May 11, 2021
Insecurity: Gbagi tasks FG, calls for state of emergency Posted by News Express | 11 May 2021 | 19 times…