In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 576 Nigerians were violently killed in attacks in the past two weeks, according to data from the Nigeria Security Tracker (NST).
The NST, which reports violent incidents across the country, stated that the deaths occurred between March 21 and April 3.
It stated that the deaths occurred across 12 states—Borno, Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara, Edo, Plateau, Bayelsa, Benue, Niger, Ogun, Ondo and Sokoto.
The numbers include the violent clash in Boma, Chad between Chadian soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents that occurred off Nigerian soil.
From March 21 to March 27, fatalities in Borno ranked the highest with a total of 270 deaths. Boma, Chad follows with 92 deaths, and Niger places third with 29.
Borno had an over 50 per cent drop in its second week with a death toll of 48.
Sokoto came second with 22 deaths and Kaduna was third with 17.
Overall, the total death toll dropped significantly across all states between March 28 and April 3.
The report revealed that the deadliest clash occurred between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram militants.
Between March 21 and March 27, 70 soldiers and 150 militants died in violent clashes.
During the period, all violent clashes in Borno occurred between soldiers and militants.
HumAngle also gathered that in Kaduna, two out of the three violent clashes were due to sectarian violence, coming in at 19.
Also, two civilian deaths were recorded.
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