Report has shown that at least 142 people were killed in different violent attacks in the northern part of Nigeria last week.
No fewer than 44 others were also kidnapped in the region amidst rising insecurity across the country.
According to a security report by the Council on Foreign Relations, Kaduna State recorded the highest number of cases with six incidents of killing and kidnapping while Katsina State, where President Muhammadu Buhari hails from, had four incidents.
In its breakdown, the report revealed that on July 23, unknown herders killed seven people in Kadunas Kajuru, and on the following day, July 24, bandits killed 10 persons in Jemaa and Kaura LGAs of Kaduna. On July 18, six people were abducted in Chikun, Kaduna State while suspected herders killed 11 people in Zangon Kataf in the same state on July 20.
It also revealed that on July 19, suspected herders killed 21 persons and a police inspector in Kaura while a sectarian violence caused the death of three in Kauru, Kaduna on July 21st.
According to CFR, a bomb explosion killed six children in Malumfashi, Katsina, on July 18 while 23 Nigerian soldiers and 17 bandits were killed in Jibia on same day in the same state.