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78 killed, 12 kidnapped in Tinubu’s first week – Report

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At least 78 Nigerians have been killed and 12 abducted in violent attacks across the country since President Bola Tinubu took the oath of office.

The incidents happened in Rivers, Zamfara, Kaduna, Ogun, Sokoto, and the Federal Capital Territory.

This was contained in data obtained from the Nigeria Security Tracker, a project of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The reported noted that gunmen killed four and beheaded two persons in Rivers on May 29.

On May 30, bandits killed a vigilante leader and 24 others in Zamfara. Also, on May 30, two APC women leaders were kidnapped after attending the Kaduna governor’s inauguration.

On the same day, bandits killed a man and kidnapped his wife, and four kids in Kaduna. Also, on May 30, suspected cultists killed six persons in Rivers communities.

On May 31, gunmen in camouflage attacked an Ogun farm, killed three and abducted two. In Abuja, gunmen kidnapped four on June 4, 2023.

On Sunday, bandits killed 37 over refusal to pay levy in Sokoto.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen. Musa Danmadami, did not pick up his calls.

He had yet to respond to a text message sent to his line by our correspondent.

A security expert, Timothy Avele, said the recent killings and abductions in the country were a call for the President to act fast to address the menace,

Avele said, “It simply means he is running out of time. The security structure must be immediately reset and the head of the security agencies must be kept on their toes.”

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