Killings by armed non-state actors reduced across Nigeria last week

Although there were extrajudicial killings by armed non-state actors in some Nigerian states last week, the number of casualties has decreased significantly compared to the previous week.

Unlike the previous week (22).

Last week, in the state of Plateau alone, at least 36 people were killed in a communal crisis. Another 14 were killed by bandits in the state of Katsina while an armed gang a. killed Policeman and six civilians in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

The causes of the murders vary and include community clashes, ethno-religious crises, bandit attacks, attacks by Boko Haram and attacks by separatists.

Virtually all parts of Nigeria are currently battling some form of violent crime, including killings and kidnappings.

President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015 on promises to fight insecurity, fight corruption and improve the economy.

During the previous government, thousands of people were killed by terrorists, especially in the northeast.

With less than two years to go to the end of his term in office, Mr. Buhari was unable to stop the murders. He and the security agencies seem overwhelmed by the situation as kidnappings and murders increase in the country.

Here is a list of attacks by non-state actors that led to the deaths this week. These numbers were mainly compiled from newspaper reports and some incidents may have been overlooked because they were not reported or while they were being compiled.


Two dead in Zamfara

Bandits are said to have been angry about the closure of the weekly markets by the government of the state of Zamfara last Sunday killed a local government official and a businesswoman in the state.

Umaru Moriki, an engineer and labor director in the local government area of ​​Kaura Namoda, and Rumba Jengeru, a popular local business woman, were killed when the outlaws opened fire on travelers on the Kaura Namoda – Moriki – Shinkafi road.

A former Shinkafi District sole administrator was also caught in the shooting but got away with minor injuries, a source told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mohammed Usman, a resident of the area, said he attended Ms. Jengeru’s funeral at Shinkafi City’s main cemetery.

“Three people were killed, the other person was in a utility vehicle while the plant manager was in his own vehicle when the bandits shot at moving vehicles,” Usman said.

The third death mentioned by Mr. Usman could not be proven and was therefore not included in this report.

Son of the senator in Kaduna. killed

The eldest son of an incumbent senator, Abdulkarim Na’Allah, was killed in his room by unknown armed men at his residence in Malami, GRA, in the state of Kaduna.

The deceased’s father, Bala Na’Allah, is the senator who represents the Kebbi South Senate District in the National Assembly.

The late Abdulkarim Na’Allah (Photo: BBC)

Kaduna state police spokesman Mohammed Jalige confirmed that the 36-year-old deceased was a pilot. He was handcuffed and strangled in his room while his vehicle was being removed by the attackers.

He said the remains of the deceased were buried in Unguwan Sarki Cemetery in Kaduna on Sunday evening.


One in Edo

A younger brother of the political activist and Sahara reporter Editor, Omoyele Sowore, was on Saturday shot killed by suspected kidnappers near Okada, a city in Edo state.

Olajide Sowore, the immediately younger brother of Sowore, who was shot on Saturday in Okada, Edo state

Mr Sowore said his brother Olajide Sowore was on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state, where he was studying pharmacy, when he was shot dead by the attackers.

“You wiped out the life (of) another real person. Rest in Power, ‘Dr. Mamiye ‘, “said Mr Sowore in a statement, adding that” this act in itself will not delay your day of justice. “

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has pledged to support the police to find the Olajide killers. Police, who confirmed the murder, said five people were also kidnapped during the incident.

One in the delta

Armed on Saturday stormed a community in Sapele, Delta State, and killed a suspected drug lord.

The reasons for his murder have not yet been clarified. The remains of the deceased were left at the scene for several hours.


Armed on Saturday attacked in the Burshin Fulani area of ​​metropolitan Bauchi, killing one person and leaving another injured.

State Police spokesman Ahmed Wakil, who confirmed the incident to NAN, said the gunmen stormed the community early in the morning and unleashed terror on residents.

The number of perpetrators could not be determined at the time of reporting, said a police spokesman.

“Gunmen attacked the village of Burshin Fulani and killed one, Abubakar Muhammad, a senior official of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

“He was shot in the neck and died on the spot. Police officers rushing to the scene evacuated the victim to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBUTH) teaching hospital, Bauchi, where he was pronounced dead.

“Our patrol team, stationed at the Polytechnic Gate, hurried into the area when they heard gunshots in the direction around 4:00 am and fled when they saw the light from the patrol car.

“The deceased came out to rescue his children who were struggling with some people at the gate and when he came out they shot him,” he said.

Mr Wakil also quoted Police Commissioner Sylvester Alabi, who had ordered the police to pursue the armed men and bring them to justice.

“Our men are now following them, and very soon they will reach them,” said the police.

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