A report by SBM Intelligence and EiE Nigeria has shown that over 2,287 persons were reported killed in Nigeria in the third quarter of the year in violent incidents, including attacks by Boko Haram terrorists, militia herdsmen, bandits, abductions and gang clashes.
The report was based on media reports of the killings in Nigeria for the 3rd quarter from July to September 2021.
It indicated that 1, 153 civilians were killed followed by bandits at 675 and Boko Haram terrorists at 170. Casualties on the part of law enforcement agents include 105 soldiers, 67 police members and 2 immigration officers.
In total, about 176 security personnel lost their lives to attacks in different parts of the country.
The report further stated that 29 members of the Indigenous People of Biafra were killed during the period.
Particularly, Zamfara State had the highest reported killings with 495, followed by Niger State at 306, Borno at 285 and Kaduna at 259.
Plateau state recorded 138 killings, Benue at 113 and Katsina at 107 deaths.
The North West had the most reported killings at 961, followed by the North Central at 102, and the Northeast at 336.
The Southern casualties were led by the South-East at 137, the South-South at 105, and 102 for the South-West.