182 Nigerians, Including 42 Soldiers, have lost their lives to Insecurity in a week following a damaged military vehicle in Gudumbali, after an attack by ISWAP.
Data from the Nigeria Security Tracker shows that 182 Nigerians were killed between Monday, July 6, and Friday, July 10, as a result of insecurity across the country.
This is more than double the death toll from the previous week during which 89 people were reportedly killed.
Forty-two soldiers lost their lives within the five-day period, the highest in recent time, and 49 civilians were killed. Also killed were 17 members of the Boko Haram terror group, four sectarian actors, one political actor, and 69 other armed people.
At least 38 soldiers were killed on Tuesday during an ambush of the Maiduguri-Damboa highway by Boko Haram members.
A security source informed AFP that 30 other soldiers could not be accounted for and it was not certain whether they were alive.
The highest casualties were recorded in Katsina where 62 people died, followed by Borno (55), Kaduna (20), Zamfara (20), and Benue (9). Two people each died in Abia, Benue, Edo, Kogi, Nasarawa, and Sokoto, and one person each lost their lives in Imo, Kebbi, Oyo, and Rivers states.