NATIONAL SECURITY: BUHARI HAS SO FAR, FAILED

NATIONAL SECURITY: BUHARI HAS SO FAR, FAILED. Introduction Nigeria is in dire straits.  All over the country, Nigerian citizens, including children, are killed daily by terrorists and criminals as well as in extra-judicial killings by state actors with the government doing little or nothing about it. The government, through the Minister of Defence, has instead callously abdicated its responsibility and …

2020 Report Summary Speech

It is not news that Nigeria is in a precarious place right now and in need of urgent interventions to restore peace and security across the nation. Our tracking of mass atrocities across Nigeria for 2020, (indicated through casualties of violent attacks, clashes, terrorism, kidnappings, and extrajudicial killings) informs that at least four thousand, five hundred and fifty-six (4,556) lives …

2020 Mass Atrocities Report

    Mass Atrocities report 2020 The year 2020 was a brutal year for most, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted nations and systems across the world. COVID-19 heralded the largest and most fatal global health crisis in recent times, with incredible infection rates, and an unprecedented loss of lives in almost every nation. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, continued its …

Fake news: Secret execution of 6 Igbo Soldiers

  The Joint National Action Civil Society Coalition has denounced as fake news the story of the summary trial and execution of six Christian soldiers of Igbo extraction within the Nigerian Army which has been reported in the media, dismissing it as  a tool of distraction and division by malignant agents. On the 2nd of February, 2021, A “coalition of …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Report for November 2020

Zabarmari: Rice Graves Mass Atrocities Casualties Report for November 2020   Nigeria’s insecurity index did not improve in the aftermath of the carnage that characterized the #EndSARS protests across Nigeria in October. Several states and communities continued to suffer inordinate quantum of violence. The patterns of the attacks recorded were consistent with previous months: targeted and random abductions, extrajudicial killings, and, the …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Report for October 2020

  The month of October was characterized by a spontaneous rise in citizen protests across Nigeria and the diaspora in what is now known as the #EndSARS movement. The movement decried the insecurity citizens of Nigeria suffer in the hands of state security forces, and in particular from an anti-armed robbery special unit known as The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that was created to …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Report for September 2020

  It would seem that a timer went off in Nigeria after October 1, 2020. Citizens, particularly young people in the Southern and Middlebelt regions of the country decided that they could no longer cope with the extra pressure of insecurity from state security agencies alongside non-state actors. Following the release of videos of extrajudicial killings of citizens in September, …

The Lekki Massacre: A Call for Justice

Nigeria Mourns strongly condemns the ambush, shooting and physical attacks and killings of unarmed peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza on the night of Tuesday, 20 October, 2020 and in other parts of Nigeria. The #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutality campaigns began in response to well documented traditions of predatory, unlawful and lethal methods consistently deployed by the Nigeria Police Force against …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Report for August 2020

    As in previous months, Nigeria recorded a substantial number of casualties from mass atrocities across the country.  The attacks recorded bordered around targeted and random abductions, extrajudicial killings; and, the continued spate of banditry and terrorism. At least 311 lives were lost to these mass atrocities. Despite government’s claim of efforts to contain the devastating crises in the …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Report for July 2020

Over the past month, Nigeria’s struggle with inordinate and escalating violence intensified. Our data coalition informs that there were at least four hundred and fifteen (415) deaths occasioned by atrocious violence in July 2020.  Of this number, one hundred and thirty-two (132) were state security agents, this implies that 1 out of every 3 persons killed was a security officer. With …