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Group Reports 2,423 Nigerians Killed, 1,872 Kidnapped Under Tinubu

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Nigeria Mourns has revealed that about 2,423 people have been killed in mass atrocities-related incidents and at least 1,872 persons kidnapped since May 29, 2023 when President Bola Ahmed Tinubu took over power.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja on Monday, civil society organisations in Nigeria under the auspices of the Civil Society Joint Action Group, Community of Practice Against Mass Atrocities, and, Nigeria Mourns, expressed deep concern over the deteriorating state of security across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

It added that under President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term alone (2019 to 2023), at least 24,816 Nigerians lost their lives, and at least 15,597 persons were abducted.

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The Group called on President Bola Tinubu to urgently fulfill the constitutional imperative of safeguarding the lives of all citizens by declaring a state of emergency on kidnapping and other forms of terrorism.

Other demands by the Group to the President include Enhancement of the country’s security infrastructure by conducting an audit of the responsibility matrix within security agencies and departments of government; Bolster capabilities and deployment of technology to effectively address the evolving challenges of insecurity; Prompt prosecution of the 400 sponsors of terrorism arrested under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

The Group also wants the prosecution of those responsible for the misappropriation of the $460 million earmarked for the provision of CCTV cameras in the Federal Capital Territory; Implementation of more decisive measures to promptly secure the release of all abducted victims; Creation of a register of victims of abductions and other forms of mass atrocities among other demands.

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