Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter: 1,800+ Killed and 700+ Kidnapped in Months

Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter: 1,800+ Killed and 700+ Kidnapped in Months

According to a non-governmental organization, the Stephanos Foundation, at least 1,872 Nigerians were slain in the country’s first four months of the year.

Nigeria's Silent Slaughter

In a study issued on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State, the human rights advocacy organization said that over the same time period, at least 714 people had been kidnapped by bandits, terrorists, and non-state actors.

The Stefanos Foundation’s Advocacy Manager, Fatima Njoku, signed the report, which made note of 217 attacks from 34 states in Nigeria between January and April 2023 alone, according to its thorough monitoring and reporting from around the nation.

The assaults are physically carried out in the same method, with assailants dressed similarly and victims having similar features, according to eyewitness accounts and testimonials of direct victims from all across the world, the Foundation observed.

The list goes on: “These have occurred in Agatu, Guma, Logo in Benue State, Kagoro, Zangon Kataf, Kajuru, Kafanchan in southern Kaduna, Bassa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi, and now Mangu in Plateau State.

Between January and April 2023 alone, the Stefanos Foundation documented 217 assaults from 34 states across the Federation.

“We counted 1,872 fatalities from these incidents, 714 kidnappings, and 65 wounded. For a nation that is not at war, we find this to be quite frightening.

“The protection of lives and property, which is the main goal of government, is at its lowest point in Nigeria’s history at the time this new administration took office. We draw the government’s attention to the fact that this situation necessitates a quick response, according to the Foundation.

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