Insecurity: 10 soldiers, 21 others killed by gunmen across Nigeria last week
There were no reports of killings in only two of Nigeria's six geopolitical zones last week.
Most of the killings this week were carried out by bandits in the North-west zone.While no killings were reported in the South-south and South-west, all other geopolitical zones recorded at least one case.Below are the cases compiled from media reports last week:
TuesdayNo fewer than six persons were feared killed on Tuesday in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State following a gun battle between security operatives and gunmen.Many persons were also injured during the shootout that lasted for over two hours in the local government area.
The incident, according to thereport, occurred at Odata area where the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) went for a campaign rally.In the North-east, at least four soldiers were killed while foiling a terrorist attack launched by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Ngamdu, a border town between Yobe and Borno states. headtopics.com
According to thereport, an officer, while attempting to provide cover for his battalion of troops against the ISWAP elements, was shot.The officer, it was reported, sustained serious injury and was taken to a military medical facility and is fast recuperating.
Wednesdayfeared killedon Wednesday afternoon as they tried to repel an attack by bandits on travellers in Zamfara State.Witnesses said the bandits also abducted many motorists during the incident which occurred on a road leading to Gusau, between Kucheri and Wanzamai in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state.
ThursdayGunmen attacked Nkiendonwro village in the Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed at least three persons.According to the, a father and his two children who boarded a motorcycle on their way to the farm were killed.Read more: Premium Times »
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