Abductions Dip By 28% In Aug As Troops Scale Up Operations

Cases of abductions went down by 28 percent across the country in the month of August, in comparison with the preceding month of July, over what a report attributed to the ongoing security forces’ operations. 

An Abuja-based security risk management and intelligence consulting company, Beacon Consulting, stated this in its latest report for August 2022, a copy of which Daily Trust obtained. 

The report, however, showed that 859 people were killed in the same period with Borno and Kaduna states topping the chart with  349 and 79 fatalities, respectively.  

The report analyzed by Daily Trust showed a 49 percent increase in fatalities and an 18 percent increase in the number of incidents compared with the previous month of July.  

Though the report was not specific about the identities of the persons killed, Daily Trust reports that there have been increased military activities lately to counter the actions of armed groups such as Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, IPOB terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminals. There were also reported cases of attacks on civilians and security forces by members of the armed groups. 

The report indicated that there were 599 incidents across the country that resulted in 859 killings and 380 abductions, which affected 262 local government areas in 36 states. 

The report titled, “Nigeria Security Report,” noted that the month of August was dominated by a visible increase in security forces’ action and the government claiming successes in the ongoing operations by security across the country. 

Read more: https://dailytrust.com/abductions-dip-by-28-in-aug-as-troops-scale-up-operations

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