Herdsmen: SGF reveals number of Nigerians killed so far


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha has disclosed that over two-hundred fifty seven persons were killed following incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers since this year.

Mustapha disclosed this on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Federal and States Security Administrators’ Meeting (FSSAM), Katsina.

The SGF who was represented by his Permanent Secretary, Sulaiman Haliru, said the figure was recorded in 30 incidences, excluding recent attacks .

He said, “Within the last few months, we have recorded a total of over 30 incidents which have claimed lives of more than 257 persons within this year a lone.

“States most affected are Zamfara, Adamawa, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau, Niger, Kaduna to mention but a few. In fact, other states in the southern.

“Apart from this (herdsmen/farmers clash), we also have other problems, security challenges which are also compounding the security landscape. This is in the area of Kidnapping and abduction.

“Kidnapping and abduction used to be restricted to some areas but now it is virtually a national menace, becoming so rampant everywhere. Another worrying issue is the increasing menace of child abuse. Children are now becoming victims of criminal – rape, molestation.

“So it calls for all hands to be on deck in order to control and put an end to the seemingly disturbing occurrences,” he said.


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