Number of Nigerians each state lost to terrorist attacks, banditry, others in 2020 (list)

Number of Nigerians each state lost to terrorist attacks, banditry, others in 2020 (list)

Apart from the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria witnessed widespread security challenges ranging from Boko Haram terrorism to banditry, kidnapping, among others.

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According to a report by TheCable Index, 3,326 Nigerians in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were killed in 2020.

Insecurity: Number of Nigerians each state lost to terrorist attacks, banditry, others in 2020 (list)

Nigeria's security chiefs during their visit to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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Note that the figures in the report are for attacks by Boko Haram terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, and unidentified gunmen.

Suspected robbers and those killed by security forces are excluded.

Below is a state by state breakdown of the number of Nigerians killed in the previous year:

1. Gombe state - 1

2. Kebbi state - 3

3. Enugu state - 5

4. Jigawa state - 9

5. Kano state - 10

6. Osun state - 11

7. Imo state - 11

8. Yobe state - 12

9. Abia state - 13

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10. Kwara state - 14

11. Bauchi state - 15

12. Akwa Ibom state - 16

13. Ekiti state - 16

14. Ogun state - 22

15. Anambra state - 28

16. FCT state - 32

17. Ebonyi state - 38

18. Nasarawa state - 38

19. Ondo state - 39

20. Bayelsa state - 42

21. Oyo state - 42

22. Cross River state - 49

23. Lagos state - 56

24. Rivers state - 57

25. Edo state - 70

26. Kogi state - 72

27. Adamawa state - 76

28. Delta state - 103

29. Sokoto state - 119

30. Plateau state - 123

31. Niger state - 135

32. Taraba state - 145

33. Benue state - 156

34. Zamfara state - 219

35. Katsina state - 375

36. Kaduna state - 489

37. Borno state - 665

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Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has said that Nigerian troops will turn the table on the insurgent forces like Boko Haram, ISWAP and bandits who are disturbing the country in 2021.

The army chief gave the assurance on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at the TY Buratai Institute for War and Peace in Biu local government area of Borno state.

Speaking during a sit-out to mark the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, Buratai said all the terrorists will be shamed and utterly disgraced in the new year.

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