Killings by non-state actors reduce across Nigeria last week

The number of people killed by non-state actors in Nigeria reduced last week (August 7 -13) with at least 15 people killed in various attacks.

The figure indicates a decline when compared to the previous week when at least 56 people, including seven police officers, were killed.

It is not clear if the killings reduced because of the activities of security agencies, but President Muhammadu Buhari said during the week that his orders to security chiefs were yielding the desired results.

Out of the 15 persons killed last week, one was an immigration officer while the remaining 14 were civilians.

The 15 people were killed in five separate incidents recorded across four geopolitical zones. Only the South-east and South-south recorded no incidents.

One of the incidents was the invasion of two communities by gunmen who shot sporadically, leaving six persons dead and three injured.

PREMIUM TIMES compiled the incidents from media reports. Thus, unreported cases are not included.

Below are the recorded incidents:


Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Sunday raided and killed three residents of Bali town, the headquarters of Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The attack also led to the abduction of an unspecified number of people through a nearby bush path.


Gunmen on Tuesday killed one immigration officer and injured two others in Maigatari Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

Maigatari is a border community between Nigeria and Niger Republic.


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