Insecurity: Approximately 23 People Died Everyday in 2020

 Insecurity: Approximately 23 People Died Everyday in 2020

A total of 8,279 deaths were recorded from insecurity in 2020. This is a report according to Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a project of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Africa program.

This insecurity ranges from insurgency, banditry, cultism robbery, kidnapping that occurred during the year. Nigeria, amid the fight to control coronavirus pandemic, had faced insecurity from hoodlums, terrorists, militant groups and herdsmen.

According to the report, the most hit region in Nigeria is the North East with 3,479 and North West with 3,155 deaths. North Central, South-South and South-West recorded 586, 497, 368 respectively while South East with the lowest record of 194 deaths.

Similarly, the top most affected states include: Borno: 3,005; Kaduna: 1,026; Katsina: 879; Zamfara: 845; Niger: 236; Benue: 219; Yobe: 169 and Taraba: 160. While Imo: 27; Abia: 25; Ekiti: 19; Bauchi: 15; Jigawa: 14; Kwara: 14; Kebbi: 3 were at the least.

Kehinde Ogunyale

Freelance Investigative and Data Journalist

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