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"Uncovering the Truth: Who Is Behind the 243 Days of Killings and Abductions?"

Amnesty International Nigeria (AIN), Kukah Center, Yiaga Africa, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP) are among 48 groups which think insecurity is spiraling out of control in Nigeria.

They lamented that the nation is grinding to a halt as a result of banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminality.

In a report under the auspices of Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria under the auspices of the Civil Society Joint Action Group, Community of Practice Against Mass Atrocities and Nigeria Mourns, unveiled last week (Monday, January 29) and titled ‘End Mass Atrocities, Secure Nigeria and Ensure Accountability for Victims’, the groups called “on the Nigerian government to take actionable steps to end the endemic insecurity, mitigate further attacks by kidnap syndicates and terrorist groups, and, account for persons missing in these attacks”.

They gave the breakdown of Nigerians killed or abducted by criminal elements in the eight months of the Tinubu administration (243 days as of January 26) as 2,423 and 1,872 respectively. The report shows that June 2023 was the deadliest month as 507 deaths were recorded, followed by December 2023 when 446 were killed.

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