The rising insecurity challenges in Nigeria have become a scar threatening the sovereignty of the country. These violent attacks have been perpetrated by militant terrorists, sub-ethnical groups, unknown or unidentified gunmen and bandits.
The impact of these multiple attacks has led to the destruction of properties, displacement of people from homes and communities and the kidnapping of school children with a ransom demand.
According to newspaper reports, sourced by SBM intelligence, over 5000 people have been killed between January and June 2021.
The report showed that at least 2,861 deaths were reported in the first quarter while 3133 deaths were recorded in the second quarter of 2021.
Of the total number of deaths reported in the first six months, 624 security personnel – soldiers, police, naval officers, customs officers, NSCDC, DSS etc were also killed.
The Northern Region had the highest impact of insecurity with 2219 deaths in the first quarter and 2416 deaths in the second quarter.
While the Southern Region had a total of 642 deaths in the first quarter and 714 deaths in the second quarter.