Media tracking on Mass atrocities for July 2019

#Nigerianlivesmatter #Endthekillings #NigeriaMourns

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Overview
  • News
  • Incidents of herdsmen rampage
  • Incidents of Boko Haram attack
  • Incidents of banditry
  • Incidents of communal clashes
  • Incidents of cult clashes
  • Incidents of force brutality
  • Incidents of mob action
  • Incidents of Abduction
  • One-Off incidents
  • Sea pirates
  • Death reported in the media per state
  • Total number of casualties
  • Number of security personnel killed

 

Overview

July recorded an outrageous rise in the number of deaths resulting from banditry. In addition, media reports portray a spread of the menace beyond Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states to other parts of the region, particularly Kebbi and Sokoto states. This increase in violence and insecurity is causing unrest amongst the citizens and sacking them from their villages.
In the course of tracking, we observed that abduction is rapidly spreading into different parts of the country. Targeted individuals are kidnapped in exchange for ransom. Our highways are not as safe as commuters are abducted and slain, in worse case scenarios.
Also, Boko Haram insurgents have remained relentless in their fight against the government and its citizens.  The sheer dedication and resilience in destroying lives and properties in different communities are costing Nigeria lives of her civilians and soldiers, men of the Nigerian Air Force included. The rebels deploy various modus operandi; suicide bomb attacks, open attacks on the military base and Islamic State’s West Africa Province.
Equally important, sectarian violence has left the Benue Valley region in flames and rival gang clashes amongst the chaos stir violence in the West, leaving bloodied bodies littered in our streets.    This current trend of violence has imprinted despondency in Nigerians, in that the security apparatus is incapable of guaranteeing the safety and security of the country. This situation promotes fear and limits the possibility of economic development.
The state of insecurity requires that urgent actions be taken; the offenders should face the law, structural distortions and anomalies are addressed as terrorism is fast destroying our National resolution and prevention.
In summary, we recorded 307 deaths from mass atrocities in the past month, below is a summary of our July media tracking.

NEWS

  • HERDSMEN RAMPAGE

July 12

Suspected Herdsmen killed Politician’s daughter in Edo

Suspected herdsmen, killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, during an attack on the Benin-Ore-Lagos Expressway.

Read more https://tribuneonlineng.com/225928/

July 14

Herdsmen killed 2 in Bassa, Plateau  

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 16

Herdsmen killed 1 naval officer and kidnapped 8 in Ovia North, Edo

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 17

Herdsmen killed four in Bassa, Plateau

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 25

2 women killed during a herdsmen attack in Nasarwa

Two Tiv women were reported killed by suspected herdsmen in Ibuam Village of Adudu in Obi Local Council of Nasarawa State.

Read more https://guardian.ng/news/two-women-feared-killed-as-herdsmen-attack-tiv-in-nasarawa-cleric-urges-peace-in-taraba/

  • BOKO HARAM

July 7

Boko Haram killed five soldiers in Borno

5 soldiers were reportedly killed during a Boko haram ambush

Read more http://en.abna24.com/news//boko-haram-kills-five-soldiers-in-northeast-nigeria_958626.html

 

July 17

21 soldiers killed during Boko Haram killed attack in Damaturu, Yobe

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 17

11 Boko Haram militants and seven Nigerian soldiers were killed during a clash in Konduga, Borno.

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 19

Aid worker killed, six missing as Boko haram attacked NGO convoy in Borno

One person was killed and six others are missing after suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked a convoy of humanitarian workers in Borno State.

Read more https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/341842-aid-worker-killed-six-missing-as-gunmen-attack-ngo-convoy-in-borno.html

July 26

Boko Haram killed 2 in Maiduguri displaced camp

Two people were killed and several wounded when Boko Haram fighters raided Dalori camp for displaced people.

Read more https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/africa/2019-07-26-boko-haram-kills-two-in-nigerian-displaced-camp/

July 30

At least 65 killed by Boko haram in Borno

Villagers were walking home from a funeral in Borno when gunmen on motorbikes surrounded them in a graveyard and opened fire.

Read more https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/29/world/africa/nigeria-attack-boko-haram-funeral-.html

  • BANDITRY

 

July 2

10 killed by gunmen in Benue community

Benue State Police Command confirmed that 10 persons have been killed by gunmen in Agatu Local Government Area on Sunday night.

The unfortunate incident occurred in farming and fishing community called Okokolo, Benue South.

Read more https://thenationonlineng.net/10-killed-in-benue-community/

 

July 4

27 killed during bandit attacks on Katsina communities

11 persons were killed in Kankara and Danmusa Local Government Areas of Katsina State as bandits struck in various communities in the councils.

This attack came hours after there was an attack in Maidabino, Danmusa Local Government Area where they reportedly killed sixteen people.

Read more https://punchng.com/11-killed-in-fresh-bandit-attacks-on-katsina-communities/

July 12

4 killed by bandits in Benue

Four persons have been killed by bandits in Kera Community, Tongov district, Katsina-Ala Local Government Area in Benue State

Read more https://thenationonlineng.net/bandits-kill-four-in-benue/

July 13

Bandits killed 10 in Safana, Katsina.

Armed bandits Killed 10, Injured Soldier, 6 Others in Kirtawa village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Read more https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/07/14/bandits-kill-10-injur-soldier-six-others-in-katsina/

July 13

Gunmen killed two in Obio/Akpor, Rivers

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 17

Gunmen killed two soldiers and kidnapped one expatriate in Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom.

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 17

Bandits killed 37 people in Goronyo, Sokoto.

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 23

15 persons murdered by bandits in Katsina village

Heavily armed men stormed Zango village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State and killed 15 people.

Read more https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/07/23/bandits-kill-15-persons-in-katsina-village/

July 29

Armed bandits killed 3 commuters in Benue

According to Benjamin Agesan, Benue State correspondent of Business Day Newspapers, 3 people were murdered by heavily armed men along Kastina-Ala to Makurdi.

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/29/gunmen-kill-three-injure-journalist

July 30

22 killed by bandits in Katsina

Not less than 22 persons were killed and scores of women were abducted by bandits during attack in Zangon-Kankara and Makera in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State

Read more https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/07/30/bandits-kill-22-persons-abduct-women-in-katsina-communities/

 

  • INCIDENTS OF COMMUNAL CLASH

July 10

5 allegedly killed as Benue, Cross River communities clash

No fewer than five persons were allegedly murdered in an intra-state war between Cross River and Benue States

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/10/five-allegedly-killed-benue-cross-river-communities-clash/

July 11

4 killed in Taraba communal war

Four persons were reported killed by gunmen in Murbai community of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State

Read more https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/07/11/gunmen-kill-four-in-taraba/\

July 14

Communal clash: Father, son beheaded, 3 others missing in Cross River

A father, Mr.Oti Ato and his son, Sunday, were murdered in Ebom in Abi local government area of Cross River State.

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/14/communal-clash-father-son-beheaded-3-others-missing-cross-river/

July 15

Sectarian violence led to 4 deaths in Ukum, Benue

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 16

Sectarian violence led to four deaths in Odigbo, Ondo

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 17

Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Sagbama, Bayelsa.

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 31

3 killed as Federal university Wukari shuts down over Tiv/Jukun crisis

The crisis between Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups in Wukari local government area of Taraba State assumed a different dimension as two students and a non-academic staff of the Federal University Wukari were abducted and killed.

Read more https://thenationonlineng.net/updated-three-killed-as-fed-varsity-wukari-shuts-down-over-tiv-jukun-crisis/

 

  • INCIDENTS OF CULT CLASH

July 16

Final year CRUTECH student hacked to death in Calabar

A man simply identified as James, was shot at and cut with machete by suspected rival gang members in the campus.

Read more https://guardian.ng/news/cultists-kill-final-year-crutech-student-in-calabar/

July 19

Suspected Cultists Kill 300-Level OOU student in Ogun

An unidentified 19-year-old 300 level student of Olabisi Onabanjo University was reportedly killed by suspected cultists in Ago-Iwoye area of Ogun State.

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/19/suspected-cultists-kill-300-level-oou-student

 

July 25

Gang clash: 2 killed in Lagos

Nine suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity have shot dead two friends, Wasiu Olaitan, 31, and Frank Mmanko, 29, in the Okokomaiko area of Lagos State

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/25/cultists-kill-two-injure-pregnant-woman-lagos

July 27

4 Dead during rival gang clash

The week-long prolonged fight between two cultist group in Oworonshoki and Gbagada areas of Lagos State left at least four people dead in the area.

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/27/four-dead-prolonged-cult-clash-lagos

July 30

1 dead as rival cult groups clash in Rivers State University

A final year student of the Department of Agriculture, identified as Prince Tuakabari was shot and killed around NDDC Hostel in the Rivers State University, which left many students scampering for safety.

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/30/2-shot-one-dead-rival-cult-groups-clash-rivers-university/

 

  • FORCE BRUTALITY

July 9

2 killed during funeral in Rivers

At least two people were allegedly shot during a funeral service by security personnel around Rumosi in ObioAkpor Local Government Area of Rivers State

https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/09/2-killed-burial-rivers/

July 10

2 killed after men of the Nigeria Police Force shot at Shite protesters in Abuja

Clashes erupted as protesters gathered outside the National Assembly and sought to enter to register a demand for the cleric’s release. 2 protesters of the protesters were shot and killed.

Read more  http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13980419000592

July 15

Man shot dead during SARS/ robbers clash in Lagos

A middle-aged man, identified as Francis Ene, was hit and killed by a stray bullet during a faceoff between operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and some armed robbers in Ilupeju, Lagos

Read more https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/340972-one-dead-in-sars-robbers-clash-in-lagos.html

July 22

12 people killed during a clash between protesters and security officers in Abuja

At least 12 people, including a police officer and a journalist were reported killed and several injured when the protesters clashed with security officers.

Read more https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/342344-shiite-protest-seven-feared-killed-as-igp-adamu-meets-buhari.html

  • MOB ACTION

July 1

Angry mob burned down a Police station in Imo

An irate mob burnt down a police station in Imo State, following an accidental discharge by an officer that killed a young man.

Reda more https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/338213-mob-burn-police-station-after-officer-killed-man.html

July 4

Kogi: Mob kills suspected thug for stabbing council worker to death

A suspected political thug, identified as Dauda Momoh, was killed by a mob in Adavi l Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Read more https://guardian.ng/news/mob-kills-suspected-thug-for-stabbing-council-worker-to-death/

July 10

Lagos: Mob wrongly killed a man accused of theft, throws body into lagoon

In a grim case of jungle justice, a 22-year-old man identified as Olamide Omolede, was killed by hoodlums in Badore, Ajah, Lagos after he was wrongly accused of stealing a mobile phone.

Read more https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-west/340016-breaking-mob-kills-man-wrongly-accused-of-stealing-phone-throws-body-into-lagoon.html

 

  • KIDNAP

July 2

Woman kidnapped in Oyo community

A woman identified simply as Foluke was abducted in Eruwa, the headquarters of Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo state.

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/02/gunmen-kidnap-another-woman-oyo-community/

July 4

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital doctor abducted in Kogi

Dr Bashir Zubayr of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) was kidnapped alongside his relatives by unknown gunmen in Kogi.

https://guardian.ng/news/gunmen-kidnap-aminu-kano-teaching-hospital-doctor-with-relatives/

July 10

Adamawa permanent secretary abducted by gunmen

Emmanuel Piridimso, the Permanent Secretary of the Adamawa State Ministry of Mineral Resources, was abducted by gunmen.

Read more https://thenationonlineng.net/gunmen-kidnap-adamawa-permanent-secretary/

July 11

Gunmen abducted 9 commuters in Rivers state

Gunmen abducted nine travellers including four serving corp members on board a commercial bus in Rivers state.

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/11/gunmen-kidnap-9-people-including-four-corps-members-rivers

July 14

3 Zamfara officials were kidnapped and one killed in Kachia, Kaduna

Read more https://www.cfr.org/blog/nigeria-security-tracker-weekly-update-july-13-19

July 15

Gunmen Kidnapped Taraba State University Lecturer

A senior lecturer at the Taraba State University, Jalingo, Mr. Benjamin Ezekiel, was kidnapped by gunmen who invaded his residence at ATC near Grace Junior Academy in the early hours of the day.

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/15/gunmen-kidnap-taraba-state-university-lecturer

July 15

Samson Siasia’s mother abducted in Bayelsa

Nigerian footballer and coach, Samson Siasia’s mother, Ogere Siasia, was abducted by unknown gunmen in her home in Bayelsa State

Read more https://guardian.ng/news/nigeria/national/siasias-mother-kidnapped-again/

July 16

Gunmen Abducted LG Chairman’s Wife in Niger

Gunmen kidnapped the wife of the acting Chairman and Director of Personnel Management of Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Hajia Suaiba Sani Balarabe.

Read more https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/07/16/gunmen-kidnap-lg-chairmans-wife-in-niger/

July 16

Sea ‘Pirates’ Kidnapped 10 Turkish Sailors

Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by gunmen off the coast of Nigeria.

Read more https://tribuneonlineng.com/226789/

July 16

Kaduna: Armed bandits dressed in army camouflage kidnapped Zamfara State government official

Gunmen dressed in “security uniforms” kidnapped the finance minister for Zamfara state, seizing two of his staff members and killing his deputy.

Read more https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-7253701/Three-government-officials-kidnapped-Nigeria.html

July 19

Medical Doctor kidnapped in Akwa ibom

A Medical Doctor attached to the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Dr. Inyama Marcus, has been kidnapped in Akwa Ibom.

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/19/ucth-doctor-kidnapped-cross-river/

July 22

8-year-old girl abducted and killed in Kano

A young girl of eight years, Aisha Sani, abducted in Tudunwada quarters of Kano State by unidentified lady and 2 weeks later, her body was found lifeless.

Read more  https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/22/kidnappers-kill-8-year-old-girl-kano/

July 23

Boko Haram abducted 5 women in Maiduguri

At least five women and girls were abducted by Boko Haram in Dikwa town, Borno state.

Read more https://www.thebreakingtimes.com/boko-haram-abducts-5-women-in-troubled-nigerian-town/

July 29

Gunmen killed a man and abducted his daughter in Kebbi

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers killed a businessman – Alhaji Yusuf Garkar Bore, 65, and abducted his daughter-in-law, Hajiya Aisha, in Gulma town of Argungu local government area of Kebbi State.

Read more http://leadership.ng/2019/07/29/gunmen-kill-kebbi-bizman-abduct-daughter-in-law/

July 29

Woman kidnapped while jogging in Lagos

Mrs Gbemisola Alabi, 35, in the course of her routine exercise, was accosted by her captors around Monastery road near Novare mall.

Read more https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/07/woman-kidnapped-while-jogging-in-lagos/

  • ONE-OFF

July 1

Three police officers killed as hoodlums set police station ablaze in Bayelsa

A divisional police officer and three other officers were killed in Bayelsa State, when hoodlums raided a police division in Agudama Ekpetiama, near Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Read more  https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/338185-dpo-three-other-officers-killed-as-hoodlums-set-police-station-ablaze.html

July 1

Gunmen killed 2 policemen in Rivers

A group of unidentified gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Port Harcourt. They shot and killed two policemen and carted away their rifles.

Read more https://punchng.com/gunmen-kill-two-policemen-in-rivers-cart-away-rifles/

July 5

Edo: 2 Chinese men kidnapped; their Police guard murdered

Chinese working with a glass and aluminium company have been reportedly abducted by gunmen in Benin, Edo State

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/05/gunmen-kidnap-two-chinese-kill-their-police-guard-nigeria

July 13

Adamawa: Sen. Abbo loses uncle to gunmen

Adamawa Police Command confirmed the killing of an uncle to Sen. Ishaku Abbo and the abduction of his step mother after unknown gunmen invaded their residence at 3am.

Read more https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/07/13/gunmen-kill-sen-abbos-uncle-abduct-his-stepmother/

July 23

Kaduna: NAF loses 2 personnel in gun duel with bandits

The Nigerian Air Force lost two of its personnel in a gun duel with bandits at Kawan Pole Waya in Kaduna State

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/23/kaduna-naf-loses-2-personnel-gun-duel-bandits/

July 25

Kaduna: Gunmen abducted Sharia Court Director and killed his son

Armed men broke into the residence of one Hussain Manjalo of Doka Mai Jama’a via Kujama Village Chikun Local Government Area, abducted him and shot dead one Abdurrauf Muhammad after the victim was said to have challenged them.

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/25/kidnappers-abduct-sharia-court-director-kill-son-kaduna/

July 26

2-year-old boy hacked to death in Jigawa

The Jigawa State Police Command arrested a 27-year-old man, Abdulkarim Mato of Tsakuwawa village in Miga local government area of the state, for allegedly killing two-year-old boy, with a hoe.

Read more https://dailypost.ng/2019/07/26/mad-man-kills-2-year-old-boy-injures-three-others-jigawa/

 

  • SEA PIRATES

July 9

1 killed by pirates in Rivers community

Criminals dressed in Army Camouflage attacked travelers in the middle of the high sea, A man identified as Abraham Anthony Alex, was killed while some others sustained different degrees of injury.

 

Read more https://thenationonlineng.net/pirates-kill-one-in-rivers-community/

July 22

Pirates Killed Two Army Officers, One Missing In Bayelsa

Unknown gunmen suspected to be pirates attacked and killed two soldiers at an oil flow station located at Azagbene community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Read more http://saharareporters.com/2019/07/23/pirates-kill-two-army-officers-one-missing-bayelsa

 

DEATHS REPORTED IN THE MEDIA PER STATE–

  1. BAYELSA – 7
  2. RIVERS – 4
  3. IMO – 1
  4. BENUE – 21
  5. KOGI – 1
  6. EDO – 2
  7. BORNO – 80
  8. CROSS RIVER – 8
  9. LAGOS – 6
  10. ADAMAWA – 1
  11. TARABA – 7
  12. KATSINA – 74
  13. PLATEAU – 6
  14. ONDO – 4
  15. SOKOTO – 37
  16. YOBE – 21
  17. AKWA IBOM – 2
  18. ABUJA – 14
  19. KADUNA – 5
  20. OGUN – 1
  21. KANO – 1
  22. NASARAWA – 2
  23. JIGAWA – 1
  24. KEBBI – 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS – 307

NUMBER OF SECURITY PERSONNEL KILLED –

POLICE OFFICERS (7) SOLDIERS (36) NAVALOFFICERS (3)

 

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