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Banditry: 137 killed, 58 kidnapped in four days

The rising cases of insecurity in the country have really become a worrying phenomenon.

Day in and day out, several Nigerians are either killed or abducted by gunmen. With a significant amount of them losing their lives.

This worrying trend, according to some Nigerians is a result of bad leadership.

President Muhammadu Buhari has, however, vowed to clamp down on bandits, terrorists and perpetrators of all criminal activities in the country.

Within the past week, from April 20th to 24th, MyNigeria has compiled cases of kidnappings and killings in different states in the country.

Ekiti killings

On April 20, 2021, six people were killed in a cult clash in Ekiti State. The incident started when one member of a cult group identified as Ojuale was shot dead near Ikere city Hall, Odo Oja area of the town. Ojuale’s cult group launched a reprisal attack and unleashed terror by engaging in a shooting spree, forcing many residents to scamper for safety.

40 kidnapped at Greenfield University

About 37 students and three staff members of Greenfield University, a private academic institution in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria, were abducted on Tuesday, April 20th by armed men. Update on the case on Friday, April 24, revealed that 3 of the abductees have been killed.

18 kidnapped in Oyo state

No fewer than 18 passengers were kidnapped along Igboora-Eruwa Road in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State on Thursday, April 22. The passengers were coming into Oyo State from Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State when their bus was stopped by the kidnappers.

45 killed in Zamfara state, and 83 killed later as bandits strikes again

A total of 128 people were killed in Zamfara state between April 22 and April 23rd by bandits. The gunmen first killed at least 45 people during deadly raids on six communities in the state on Wednesday, but they attacked again and killed 83 more people the day after.

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