Published On: Sat, May 12th, 2018

861 Persons Killed In Middle Belt, Taraba, Adamawa From January To April -Report

Share This
Tags

Police Kick, Says Report Not From State Commands

By Sadiq Umar – The senate has released a report indicating that no less than 861 persons have been killed in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria from January 2018 till date. But the Police says the reports did not emanate from its State Commands.

The list reportedly released by the office of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki on Saturday contains detail of the killings in the four months of 2018 alone.

Although, the list could not be independently verified by News Investigators, the breakdown shows that 274 persons were killed in January, 73 in February, 194 in March and 320 in the month of April.

It is also not clear if the victims of suicide bombings in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states are excluded.

The Senate president reveals that the list of killings is the basis for the invitation of the IGP, Idris Ibrahim to the Senate hearing. The IG has on three occasions refused to appear before the Senate.

But the Nigerian Police, in a swift reaction, weekend described the release as shocking, expressing concern that it is capable of worsening security situation in the country.

“The release of the purported list of killings in Nigeria in 2018 by the Office of the Senate President is shocking, unfortunate and capable of worsening the security situation in the Country,” the Police said, in a statement by its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood.

The statement said, “It is mischievous and heinous to play politics with people’s lives; even if it is a soul. The release is speculative and not supported by any fact. Office of the Senate President does not receive or process security report from State commands.

“The recent claim by the Senate that the reason for inviting the IGP is to brief them on the recent killings in some part of the Country is an afterthought which can be seen from the headings of their invitation letters. In any case, if the Senate is sincerely interested in knowing the strategies adopted by the Police in tackling the killings in the affected States, they would not have invited the IGP to speak on the strategies of the Force on National Television.

“The Senate’s action to cover the appearance of the IGP on National Television is against National Security, unconventional and it negates global security practice. There is nowhere in the world where security matters are discussed on National Television, even the Senate deliberation and Decision on the appearance of the IGP were done in close session. One wonders why security strategies of the Force to tackle the killings in the affected States would be discussed on National Television,” it added.

Below is the full list;

 

TIMELINE ON KILLINGS IN MIDDLE BELT, TARABA AND ADAMAWA SINCE JAN 1

  • January 1 – 73 killed in Logo and Guma LGAs in Benue
  • January 1 – 2 killed in Awe LGA, Nasarawa
  • January 1 – 25 Killed in Keana LGA, Nasarawa
  • January 3 – 3 killed in Markurdi, Benue State
  • January 4 – 6 killed in Wukari in Taraba
  • January 4 – 1 killed in Gassol LGA, Taraba
  • January 5 – 4 Killed in Lau LGA, Taraba
  • January 5 – 15 killed in Tse Akombo, Tse Vii and Tse Agule vilages in Benue
  • January 6 – 55 killed in Lau LGA in Taraba State
  • January 8 – 3 killed in Sardauna LGA, Taraba
  • January 8 – Two policemen killed in Logo, Benue State
  • January 13 – 10 killed in Birnin Gwari LGA, Kaduna
  • January 13 – 1 killed in Makurdi LGA, Benue
  • January 14 – 1 killed in Bassa LGA, Plateau
  • January 14 – 1 killed in Ibi LGA, Taraba
  • January 16 – 5 killed in Madagali LGA, Adamawa
  • January 16 – 5 killed in Guma, Logo and Okpokwu LGAs Benue
  • January 18 – 11 killed in Madagali LGA, Adamawa
  • January 21 – 1 killed in Barkin Ladi LGA, Plateau
  • January 21 – 6 killed in Juman LGA, Adamawa
  • January 23 – 9 killed in Ardo Kola, Adamawa
  • January 24 – 4 killed in Kaiama, Kwara
  • January 25 – 15 killed in Bassa LGA, Plateau
  • January 26 – 3 killed in Bassa LGA, Plateau
  • January 26 – 2 killed in Ukum, Benue
  • January 29 – 1 killed in Guma, Benue
  • January 31 – 1 killed in Jema’a LGA, Kaduna
  • January 31 –9 killed in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna
  • February 1 – 4 killed in Gassol, Taraba
  • February 2 –10 killed in Song, Adamawa
  • February 5 – 2 killed in Guma, Benue
  • February 6 – 8 killed in Obi, Nasarawa
  • February 8 – 6 killed in Shellen, Adamawa
  • February 10 – 2 killed in Benue
  • February 10 – 3 killed in Bassa, Plateau
  • February 11 – 4 killed in Jema’a, Kaduna
  • February 12 – 2 killed in Guma, Benue
  • February 26 – 12 killed in Kajuru, Kaduna
  • February 27 – 20 killed in Demsa, Adamawa
  • March 1 – 15 killed in Saradauna, Taraba
  • March 4 – 20 killed in Saradauna, Taraba
  • March 5 – 25 killed in Okpokwu, Benue
  • March 7 – 2 killed in Takum, Taraba
  • March 8 – 11 killed in Bassa, Plateau
  • March 9 – 9 killed in Bokkos, Plateau
  • March 12 – 26 killed in Bassa, Plateau
  • March 13 – 7 killed in Guma, Benue
  • March 13 – 1 killed in Lokoja, Kogi
  • March 14 – 32 killed in Daima/Omala, Kogi
  • March 14 – 6 killed in Bassa, Plateau
  • March 15 – 5 killed in Takum, Taraba
  • March 19 –10 killed in Omala, Kogi
  • March 20 – 11 killed in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna
  • March 22 – 3 killed in Jos South, Plateau
  • March 24 – 5 killed in Makurdi, Benue
  • March 30 – 6 killed in Jema’a, Kaduna
  • April 4 – 6 killed in Chikun, Kaduna
  • April 4 – 4 killed in Takum, Taraba
  • April 4 – 10 killed in Gwer West, Benue
  • April 5 – 5 killed in Dobga, Taraba
  • April 5 – 30 killed in Gwer West, Benue
  • April 5 – 50 killed in Offa, Kwara*
  • April 7 – 4 killed in Bali, Taraba
  • April 7 – 2 killed in Agatu, Benue
  • April 8 – 5 killed in Birkin Ladi, Plateau State
  • April 8 – 5 murdered in Obi, Nasarawa
  • April 8 – 4 killed in Keana, Nasarawa
  • April 9 – 1 killed in Guma, Benue
  • April 10 – 10 murdered in Benue
  • April 10 – 51 killed in Wukari, Taraba
  • April 12 – 2 killed in Markudi, Benue
  • April 12 – 2 murdered in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna
  • April 13 – 5 killed in Bassa, Kogi
  • April 14 – 4 killed in Logo, Benue
  • April 14 – 78 murdered in Obi, Nasarawa
  • April 17 – 1 killed in Logo, Benue
  • April 18 – 4 killed in Bassa, Plateau
  • April 19 – 1 killed in Kutigi, Niger
  • April 19 – 1 killed in Gwer West, Benue
  • April 20 – 31 killed in Guma, Benue
  • April 25 – 19 killed in Gwer East, Benue
  • April 25 – 38 killed in Guma, Benue
  • April 25 – 7 killed in Awe, Nassarawa
  • April 28 – 14 killed in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna
  • April 29 – 5 killed in Gwer West, Benue

* Offa killings were from multiple armed robberies on banks in the town.

 

 

About the Author

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>