A private data consulting agency, Statisense has said no fewer than 32 persons were killed while 17 were abducted by terrorists and bandits per day between January and June 2021.

The organisation also revealed the top seven states notorious for the killings and abductions of Nigerian people in the six-month period under review.

Statisense, which disclosed these figures on its verified Twitter page on Thursday, stated that these figures are processed based on recorded incidents.

“According to Nigeria Security Tracker security incident report, there have been 5,800 deaths and 2,943 kidnappees between January and June 2021. That’s approximately 32 deaths per day, and 17 kidnappees per day,” Statisense said.

It further identified seven states as the most dangerous regarding killings and abductions as Zamfara, Borno, Kaduna, Benue, Niger, Ebonyi and Katsina.

This shows that three states from the North-West which are Zamfara, Kaduna and Katsina are among the hotbeds of insecurity, the North Central has two states which are Benue and Niger, while Borno and Ebonyi states are from the North-East and South-East respectively.

It was only the South-West and South-South that were not represented in the data released by the agency.

In the figures, 862 persons lost their lives while 523 were abducted in Zamfara State. Borno State recorded 1,137 deaths while 115 persons were abducted. Kaduna State had 715 fatalities and 479 abductees, as Benue State documented 449 casualties and 9 kidnapped people.

Furthermore, 407 people were killed while 795 were abducted in Niger State. In Ebonyi, 210 people were murdered and 5 were abducted.

Katsina State, which is the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, recorded 164 deaths while 289 people were kidnapped.

Nigeria has been facing serious security challenges under President Muhammadu Buhari Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgency, banditry and other militia groups putting pressure on security agencies from all sides.

This recently led to the ongoing #NorthIsBleeding campaign and protests in Northern Nigeria.

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