Zamfara, Niger and Kaduna states have topped the chart of states with missing persons as reported in the media as of June 2021.

In a report compiled by the EiE and SB Morgen Intel, at least 630 persons have been reported missing in the media as of June 30.

Of the figure generated, 317 persons were reported missing in Zamfara State; 178 in Niger State and 72 in Kaduna State.

Lagos recorded 23 missing persons followed by Ogun which had 14 and Plateau state 6 persons.

Of the 630 reported missing persons, 388 were reported found, 5 declared dead while there was no record for the remaining 235 persons.

The menace of insecurity in Nigeria has permeated every region in the country.

Recall that in September, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) said the rate of kidnapping across Nigeria increased by 169 per cent in two years.

In a report posted on its website titled: “Six Alternative Ways to Measure Peace in Nigeria”, which is part of its ongoing research to understand how Nigeria measures peace, USIP stated that when measured by death toll, Nigeria seems beset by violence.

The institute attributed the increasing rate of insecurity to poor performance of security agencies which it says has caused Nigerians to resort to self-help by setting up vigilante groups without minding the disadvantages.

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