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News - January 4, 2019

Insecurity: 5,113 Nigerians killed in 11 months

A villaged ravaged by Boko haram.

An estimated 5,113 Nigerians were reportedly killed across the country in 2018.

According to a Vanguard report, the figure resulted from the insecurity situation plaguing the nation in the better part of 2018.

The paper said that, the death figure is conservative because it is based on reported incidents.

It said that, many killings were not reported and some casualty figures were not disclosed. Specifically, deaths taken into account are those arising from sectarian violence, herdsmen and farmers’ clashes, Boko Haram insurgency, cult clashes, and armed robbery.

According to the report, the North-East geo-political zone, which is the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency accounted for most of the deaths with 2,408 deaths.

The North-Central- 1,835 deaths; and North-West -1,075 deaths. The most peaceful zone was South-East where 112 deaths were recorded followed by South-West, 224 deaths and South-South, 462.

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