Insecurity: 10 squaddies, 21 others killed by gunmen across Nigeria last week


Because the insecurity across Nigeria persists, no fewer than 31 people had been killed by gunmen in varied attacks across the nation last week.

The breakdown reveals that 10 defense drive personnel and 21 civilians had been the victims of the attacks by non-mumble actors.

The figures had been collated by PREMIUM TIMES manually from media stories and therefore construct no longer include incidents that weren’t reported.

The  total series of people killed reveals a minute decline from that of the previous week when no longer much less than 41 people had been killed. It, alternatively, reveals an like higher within the casualties on the aspect of security personnel. Handiest one security official, an officer of the Speak Safety Provider (SSS), changed into reported killed within the previous week.

Many of the killings this week had been done by bandits within the North-west zone.

While no killings had been reported within the South-south and South-west, all other geopolitical zones recorded no longer much less than one case.

Under are the cases compiled from media stories last week:


No fewer than six people had been feared killed on Tuesday in Ihiala Local Government Home of Anambra Speak following a gun fight between security operatives and gunmen.

Many people had been also injured all the design by the shootout that lasted for over two hours within the local authorities residence.

The incident, in step with the document, came about at Odata residence where the All Progressives Huge Alliance (APGA) went for a advertising campaign rally.

In the North-east, no longer much less than four squaddies had been killed while foiling a terrorist assault launched by the Islamic Speak of West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Ngamdu, a border city between Yobe and Borno states.

In line with the document, an officer, while trying to present veil for his battalion of troops in opposition to the ISWAP ingredients, changed into shot.

The officer, it changed into reported, sustained serious injury and changed into taken to a defense drive scientific facility and is hasty improving.


Six squaddies had been feared killed on Wednesday afternoon as they tried to repel an assault by bandits on travellers in Zamfara Speak.

Witnesses said the bandits also abducted many motorists all the design by the incident which came about on a avenue ensuing in Gusau, between Kucheri and Wanzamai in Tsafe Local Government Home of the mumble.


Gunmen attacked Nkiendonwro village within the Miango District of Bassa Local Government Home of Plateau Speak and killed no longer much less than three people.

In line with the document, a father and his two kids who boarded a bike on their methodology to the farm had been killed.


Bandits on Saturday invaded Saka-jiki village in Kaura-Namoda Local Government Home of Zamfara Speak, killing 12 people and burning down diverse houses and retailers.

Many vehicles, in conjunction with a patrol car belonging to a security outfit, had been situation ablaze by the attackers.

Manner forward

Reacting to the gruesome development, a security educated, Timothy Avele, told this newspaper that the most vital cause of the killings is mostly no longer lack of weapons nonetheless misplaced priorities.

He told that security personnel be made to endure obvious practicing to red meat up their capabilities.

“It’s a ways unhappy that the original development of killing of security brokers per week across the nation either by bandits, terrorists, unknown gunmen, armed robbers etc, continues.

“This no longer lovely for the morale of the officers. On the opposite hand, one of the significant significant cause for this killings is no longer due to lack of upper weapons nonetheless due to lack of situational awareness.

“From observation, one would possibly possibly look that officers on responsibility are more fascinated about what they’re going to web from drivers. Sadly, even defense drive personnel at checkpoints also construct this.

“To diminish these security officers’ killings, especially within the line of responsibility, officers needs to be given a shatter direction on situational awareness in step with the Gunsite Coloration Code Theory.

“This practicing is free nonetheless mandatory to all security outfits – para-defense drive, defense drive and intelligence officers. Secondly, officers on responsibility needs to be kitted with protective gears equivalent to bulletproof vests and helmets,” Mr Avele said.

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