Nigeria's Insecurity: Kidnapping the Booming Business

The state of Nigeria's Insecurity

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It is no longer news all over the world that Nigeria, known as the giant of Africa has been reduced to being the dwarf of Africa with the increase rate of insecurity destroying the country. There is no where in the country that has not suffered in the hands of either Boko Haram, herdsmen or bandits who lay in wait for their prey. 

In the North-East, it is the normal norm for attacks in one community or the other. The insecurity has even taken some commnuities back to the days of  tribute servicing where they are made to pay tributes or else they will be  wiped out or prevented from going to their farms. In some other parts it is kidnaping or banditry. In the southern part, Kidnapping has become a booming business. In Edo state, some years ago, primary school teachers who were been paid their salary arrears were kidnapped and made to pay the meagre amount. 

It has become worse that a lot of people even plan to kidnap their family members or arrange to kidnap themselves in a bid to collect ransom for themsleves.. A lot of the ransom paid are not reported for fear of reprisal attacks and then with the jail term pronounced by the government a lot of victims would prefer to allow sleeping dogs lie.

Here is a compiled report according to NST/CFR: 

INSECURITY: TOTAL REPORTED KIDNAPPEES, JAN - JUN 2021

North West: 1,405
North Central: 942
North East: 210
South South: 140
South West: 169
South East: 77

Northern Nigeria: 2,557
Southern Nigeria: 386

Nigeria: 2,943 Kidnappees in 181 days; 16 per day.

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(NST/CFR)

DEATHS & KIDNAPPINGS IN THE FIRST-HALF OF 2021

According to Nigeria Security Tracker security incident report, there has been 5,800 deaths and 2,943 kidnappees between January and June 2021.

That's approximately:
— 32 deaths per day, and
— 17 kidnappees per day

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2021 REPORTED DEATHS & KIDNAPPEES

DEATHS
Jan — 958
Feb — 879
Mar — 875
Apr — 1,032
May — 1,045
Jun — 1,011
Total Deaths — 5,800; 32 cases per day

KIDNAPPEES
Jan — 405
Feb — 709
Mar — 605
Apr — 406
May — 474
Jun — 1344
Total kidnappees — 2,943; 16 cases per day

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-NST

INSECURITY: TOP 12 STATES WITH MOST DEATHS IN 6 MONTHS - Jan to Jun 2021

1 Borno: 1,137
2 Zamfara: 862
3 Kaduna: 715
4 Benue: 449
5 Niger: 407
6 Ebonyi: 210
7 Katsina: 164
8 Imo: 153
9 Kebbi: 144
10 Yobe: 137
11 Oyo: 114
12 Anambra: 109

(Reported cases only)

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(NST)

INSECURITY: TOP 12 STATES WITH MOST KIDNAPPEES IN 6 MONTHS - Jan to Jun 2021

1 Niger: 795
2 Zamfara: 523
3 Kaduna: 479
4 Katsina: 289
5 Borno: 115
6 Kebbi: 103
7 Oyo: 63
8 Delta: 55
9 Taraba: 55
10 FCT: 52
11 Edo: 37
12 Imo: 33

(Reported cases only)

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(NST)

HOTBEDS OF DEATHS & KIDNAPPINGS - First-Half of 2021

Top 7 States — Deaths ||| Kidnappees
1 Zamfara — 862 ||| 523
2 Borno —1,137 ||| 115
3 Kaduna — 715 ||| 479
4 Benue — 449 ||| 9
5 Niger — 407 ||| 795
6 Ebonyi — 210 ||| 5
7 Katsina — 164 ||| 289

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(NST)

THE LGAs WITH MOST DEATHS - First-Half of 2021

1 Birnin-G, KAD: 233
2 Maradun, ZAM: 196
 3 Katsina, BEN: 171
4 Chikin, KAD: 154
5 Zurmi, KAD: 152
6 Gusau, ZAM: 122
7 Marte, BOR: 119
8 Gwoza, BOR: 115
9 Ohaukwu, EBY: 114
10 Igabi, KAD: 107

[Reported cases]

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(NST)

THE LGAs WITH MOST KIDNAP INCIDENTS - First-Half of 2021

1 Rafi, NIG: 443
2 Talata-Marafa, ZAM: 317
3 Shiroro, NIG: 225
4 Maru, ZAM: 195
5 Kajuru, KAD: 145
6 Chikun, KAD: 115
7 Yauri, KEB: 102
8 Konduga, BOR: 74
9 Faskari, KAT: 74
10 Kachia, KAD: 72

We hope with the 48 weeks training the top officers of the Nigerian security operatives have undergone will bring an end to this terror being unleashed on Nigerians.

Photo Credit: Ripples Nigeria
 


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