Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin – Issue No. 7

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns) Weekly Bulletin: Issue No. 7                                                                       Tuesday, 30th June 2020 Learning A New Normal When Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher said that the only constant thing was change, he spoke of centuries ahead, and his statement resonates today as …

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin – Biweekly Bulletin: Issue No. 6

Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns) Biweekly Bulletin: Issue No. 6                                                                    Tuesday, 16th June, 2020   Democracy Threatened Under COVID-19 President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 12, 2020, addressed the nation in commemoration of the Nigeria’s 21 years of democratic governance. In his address, he noted that we are celebrating this …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Tracking Report for May 2020

Even within the context of the global pandemic, Nigeria still struggles with inordinate and escalating violence in most parts of the country. Our report informs that Nigeria recorded at least three hundred and fifty-six (356) deaths in May 2020. Of particular note was the escalating pillages in Southern Kaduna, which led to the loss of at least fifty-six (56) human …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Tracking Report for April 2020

As COVID-19 continues to ravage every nation on earth, Nigeria also continues to contend with managing the crisis of violent killings. The record for the month of April via our tracking system shows that, at least two hundred and seventy-four (274) persons lost their lives to violent killings across the country. Particularly disturbing was the high-handiness of security personnel while …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Tracking Report for March 2020

While the entire country was focused on the global Covid-19 pandemic which led to the death of 4 persons, in the month of March 2020, Nigeria recorded the loss of at least three hundred and fifty-three 353 lives to violent mass killings across the country.  The recorded attacks bordered around continued terrorism, banditry/pillage attacks, targeted and coordinated abductions, and extrajudicial …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Tracking Report for February 2020

            In the month of February 2020, we recorded 374 violent deaths related to mass atrocities across 21 states of Nigeria. This was a slight decline in the number of casualties from the previous month with a record 415 deaths. These deaths are traceable to specific attacks: terrorism, banditry/pillages, herdsmen/farmer attacks/clashes, communal conflicts, political attacks, …

Mass Atrocities Casualties Tracking Report for January 2020

              ‘Optimistic’ was not an adjective that best described Nigerians as 2020 kicked off with an uptick in the number of casualties of mass atrocities.  Our tracking of violent killings for January informs that at least 121 people were killed in the first 10 days of the year; and that 415 lives were lost …

Brief on Violence in Nigeria’s North-West Region – January 1 – June 14 2020

                Brief on Violence in Nigeria’s North-West Region Nigeria’s North-West region, comprising seven states – Kano, Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Sokoto, and Zamfara, has been a hotbed of violence of varying contexts. Plagued by over a decade long history of mass violence due to banditry, jihadist activities, pastoralist crisis, resource conflict, ethno-religious crisis, …

Nigeria Mourns Victims of Mass Atrocities across Nigeria – For Them Democracy has Ended

Between June 10 and 11 of 2020 , about 150 citizens were killed in mass violence across the country. They will not be here. Democracy ended for them. They will never speak again. They will never vote again. #NigeriaMourns today spoke for Nigerians who have died from insecurity in our democracy by publishing a representative list of these victims. In …

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin – Weeks 5

Human Rights and Governance in COVID-19 Bulletin Weekly Bulletin Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 Published by the Secretariat of the Joint Action Civil Society Coalition (Nigeria Mourns)               Nigeria’s first 100 days of COVID-19 Nigeria, on Saturday 6th June, 2020, attained the milestone of 100 days since the index case of COVID-19 was recorded in …