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Terrorism Has Claimed 60, 000 Lives in northern Nigeria, – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said not fewer than 60,000 people lost their lives over insecurity in 18 northern states in Nigeria over the past 10 years.

In a report titled “Multiple Nodes, Common Cause: National Stocktaking of Contemporary Insecurity and State Responses in Nigeria,” and signed by the CDD Director, Idayat Hassan, the Northwestern states of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto and, Zamfara, about 14, 000 people lost their lives between 2011 and 2021.

The report also measured conflict related casualties in the North Central states of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and, Plateau revealing that around 11, 000 people were killed in the period under review, while about 35, 000 people were killed in Northeast states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.

Tracing similar development and casualties across other geo-political zones, CDD in the report disclosed that similar development continued to fuel the ugly situation, especially, lack of education, absence of state actors, economic war, security forces, cultism, land use dispute, ethnicity, religion, failure of justice system, overstretched security forces and others.

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