Since President Bola Tinubu took the oath of office, violent acts have claimed the lives of at least 78 Nigerians and taken 12 hostage.
The occurrences took place in the Federal Capital Territory, Rivers, Zamfara, Kaduna, Ogun, and Sokoto. Data from the Nigeria Security Tracker, a project of the Council on Foreign Relations, contains this information.
According to the report, on May 29, assailants killed four people and beheaded two more in Rivers.
A vigilante commander and 24 other people were murdered by bandits in Zamfara on May 30. Additionally, on May 30 after attending the Kaduna governor’s inauguration, two APC women leaders were abducted.
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.
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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.”