Nigeria: More Than 80 people Died Between June 29 To July 3rd

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Insecurity in Nigeria has continued to cost many lives as 89 people died across the country between Monday, June 29, and Friday, July 3rd 2020.

According to the Nigeria Security Tracker, 55 people were also abducted within the same period.

Borno State recorded the highest death toll of 62, which is 69.7 per cent of all fatal casualties.

10 deaths were recorded in Bauchi, eight in Taraba, two in Ebonyi, Katsina, and Nasarawa, and one in Bayelsa State.

Also 57 members of Boko Haram, 16 religious leader, and six other armed robbers were killed over the previous week. Five civilians and three security operatives also lost their lives.

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole had raided a meeting venue of Boko Haram terrorists at Mainyakare, an area close to Sambisa Forest in Borno State, on Thursday, July 2nd, killing scores of insurgents.

This was contained In a Statement by the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche.

He said seven Boko Haram members were killed during a battle with soldiers at a military base in Damasak, Borno State that lasted for two hours. Three soldiers also lost their lives.

Between Wednesday and Thursday, 44 people were abducted in Nasarawa, Rivers, and Katsina States. Thirty people were abducted in Nasarawa Local Government Area by bandits who arrived on 25 motorcycles. They also killed two vigilantes during the attack.

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