Insecurity in Nigeria continues to exacerbate the problems plaguing Nigeria. Comparing insecurity incidents of the period April 2021 to May 2021 with the period May 2021 to June 2021 shows an increased orgy of violence by depraved individuals, with wanton destruction of lives and property spreading across the board.

The number of casualties continues to go overboard, with kidnapping for ransom gaining momentum daily. The spike in the number of abducted victims ostensibly is a calculated attempt to water down the progress recorded by the joint task force of the military with other security agencies in their unabated air and ground strikes which thus far has seen many insurgents surrendering their arms.

It is not out of place, however, for the Federal Government to start appraising and re-appraising all identified and obvious areas of discontent with a view to dousing tension in the interest of peace and tranquility in the country.

Below are incidents recorded in chronological order as obtained from Eons Intelligence archives and other viable open-source platforms. Also, these incidents have been statistically analyzed to graphically indicate possible increases and regression in different parts of the country.

The period of analysis covering the months of April, May, and June 2021 identified states in each geo-political zone that were seen from the statistical outlook that seems to have improved, regressed, or relatively calm during the reviewing period. While this neither represents complete success or failure of the political leaders responsible for managing security in the affected states, it is indeed intended to spur more actions where regression is observed and sustainability of efforts where progression is indicated. The resultant illustrative verdict is based on data as reflected by the killing incidents, kidnapping, and other security factors militating against governance and service delivery to the people of the state.

·     May 27: Two Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves and three others in Konduga, Borno.

·     May 27: Herdsmen killed two in Logo, Benue.

·     May 27: Herdsmen killed four in Ushongo, Benue.

·     May 28: Boko Haram killed one in Askira/Uba, Borno.

·     May 29: Gunmen killed eight in Chikun, Kaduna.

·     May 29: Herdsmen killed three in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

·     May 29: Bandits killed two policemen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.

·     May 29: Police repelled an assault on a police station, killing four attackers in Oguta, Imo.

·     May 29: A former advisor to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was killed in Owerri, Imo.

·   May 29: Two police officers and eight Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members were killed during an attack on a police station in Umuahia North, Abia.

·     May 29: Electoral violence resulted in five deaths in Surulere, Lagos.

·     May 30: Police officers killed ten gang members in Enugu, Enugu.

·     May 30: Bandits kidnapped 208 and killed two at a school in Rafi, Niger State.

·     May 30: Sectarian violence led to fifty deaths in Ebonyi, Ebonyi.

·     May 30: A cult war resulted in nine deaths in Yenagoa, Bayelsa. 

·     May 30: Pirates killed two in Asari Toru, Rivers.

·     May 30: Herdsmen killed nine in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.

·    May 31: Nigerian troops rescued nine hostages and killed three Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.

·   May 31: Five Nigerian soldiers were killed in a Boko Haram ambush in Gwoza, Borno; "several" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants were also killed. 

·     May 31: Herdsmen killed two in Logo, Benue.

·     May 31: Twenty-five were kidnapped in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna.

·   May 31: Bandits killed one police officer and fifteen civilians while five bandits were killed by vigilantes in Mariga, Niger State.

·    May 31: One police officer, three civilians, and three bandits were killed during an attack in Jibia, Katsina.

·      May 31: Gunmen killed three in Oru East, Imo.

·      May 31: Boko Haram killed seven soldiers in Maiduguri, Borno.

·      May 31: Three police officers were killed by unknown attackers in Enugu, Enugu.

·     June 1: Bandits killed four in Jema'a Local Government Area (LGA), one in Giwa LGA, and one in Birnin-Gwari LGA in Kaduna.

·      June 1: Police officers killed three gunrunners in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.

·      June 1: Cultists abducted three students in Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom.

·      June 1: Bandits killed fifteen in Anka, Zamfara.

·      June 1: Gunmen killed three in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

·     June 2: Nigerian troops killed fifty Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Damboa, Borno.

·     June 2: Robbers killed four police officers and three civilians in Isokan and Irewole LGAs in Osun.

·      June 2: Police killed five bandits in Kurfi, Katsina.

·     June 3: One police officer, four attackers, and two civilians were killed during a clash in Owerri, Imo.

·        June 3: Bandits killed twelve in Gusau LGA and ten in Anka LGA in Zamfara.

·        June 3: Pirates killed two in Degema, Rivers.

·        June 3: Bandits killed eight in Danko Wasagu, Kebbi.

·        June 4: Bandits killed two in Chikun LGA and three in Igabi LGA in Kaduna.

·        June 4: Soldiers killed a Department of State Services (DSS) operative in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti.

·        June 4: Police killed five robbers in Logo, Benue.

·        June 4: Herdsmen killed one in Ibarapa North, Oyo.

·        June 4: Herdsmen killed two and kidnapped one in Logo, Benue.

·        June 5: Gunmen killed six in Danmusa, Katsina.

·        June 5: Bandits killed one police officer and forty farmers in Bungudu, Zamfara.

·        June 6: Police officers killed five attackers during an assault on a police station in Owerri, Imo.

·        June 6: Suspected herdsmen killed twenty in Ibarapa North, Oyo.

·        June 6: Bandits killed thirty in Zurmi, Zamfara.

·        June 6: Bandits killed thirty in Agatu, Benue.

·        June 7: Suspected herdsmen killed three in Imeko-Afon, Ogun.

·        June 7: Bandits killed three in Igabi, Kaduna.

·        June 8: Suspected herdsmen killed four in Asa, Kwara.

·        June 8: Police officers killed two kidnappers in Ajaokuta, Kogi.

·        June 8: Nigerian troops killed six Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Dikwa, Borno.

·        June 9: Kidnappers abducted a University of Jos lecturer in Jos North, Plateau.

·        June 9: Herdsmen killed three in Asa, Kwara.

·        June 9: Suspected herdsmen killed six in Katsina-Ala, Benue.

·        June 10: Suspected herdsmen killed five in Makurdi, Benue.

·     June 10: Gunmen killed one police inspector during an attack on a police station in Idemili South, Anambra.

·        June 10: Kidnappers killed one and abducted ten from a school in Zaria, Kaduna.

·        June 10: Kidnappers abducted four in Ibadan, Oyo.

·        June 10: Bandits killed ninety-three in Zurmi, Zamfara.

·        June 10: Suspected herdsmen kidnapped fifteen in Okigwe, Imo.

·        June 11: Herdsmen kidnapped a farmer in Ikole, Ekiti.

·        June 11: Bandits killed one in Yola South, Adamawa.

·        June 11: Suspected herdsmen killed six in Keana, Nassarawa.

 ·        June 12: Herdsmen killed one and kidnapped six in Nkanu East, Enugu.

·        June 12: Seven soldiers and an "unknown number" (estimated at seven as well) of gunmen were killed during a clash in Ohafia, Abia.


·        June 12: Kidnappers abducted twelve in Zaria, Kaduna.

·        June 12: Nigerian Air Force airstrikes killed "scores" of bandits (estimated at forty) and two civilians in Rijau, Niger State.

·        June 13: Gunmen killed twelve in Josh South Local Government Area (LGA) and five in Bassa LGA in Plateau.

·        June 13: Kidnappers abducted one in Owerri West LGA and one in Nwangele LGA in Imo.

·        June 13: Bandits killed six police officers and two others while police killed "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Bakura, Zamfara.

·        June 13: Communal violence led to eleven deaths in Agatu, Benue.

·        June 14: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped two Chinese expatriates in Wukari, Taraba.

·        June 14: Bandits killed five and kidnapped ten in Rafi, Niger State.

·        June 14: Vigilantes killed six in Awka, Anambra.

·        June 15: Three soldiers and seven Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants were killed during a clash in Damboa, Borno.

·        June 15: Gunmen killed five security personnel in Maradun, Zamfara.

·        June 15: Bandits kidnapped fifteen in Chikun, Kaduna.

·        June 16: Attackers beheaded two in Orsu, Imo.

·       June 16: Kidnappers abducted four Chinese expatriates and killed one police inspector in Odeda, Ogun.

·        June 16: Kidnappers killed two and abducted two in Akoko North-West, Ondo.

·        June 16: Suspected herdsmen killed one and kidnapped six in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.

·        June 17: Bandits killed one police officer and abducted 102 from a school in Yauri, Kebbi; troops then killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of the fleeing bandits.

·        June 17: A gang war resulted in eleven deaths in Ibadan, Oyo.

·        June 17: Bandits killed two and kidnapped fourteen in Chikun, Kaduna.

·        June 18: Communal violence led to ten deaths in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.

·        June 18: Bandits killed twenty-nine in Gusau, Zamfara.

·        June 18: Three of the kidnapped students were killed during a clash between bandits and vigilantes in Sakaba, Kebbi.

·        June 18: Bandits killed two and kidnapped twenty in Chikun, Kaduna.

·        June 19: Gunmen killed a radio presenter in Ibadan, Oyo.

·     June 19: Fifteen bandits and one military personnel were killed during a clash in Kontagora, Niger State.

·        June 19: Bandits killed an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Osei, Ondo.

·        June 20: Police killed fourteen bandits in Katsina-Ala, Benue.

·        June 20: Nigerian troops killed six Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.

·        June 20: A police inspector killed five civilians in Enugu, Enugu.

·        June 20: Nigerian troops killed twenty Boko Haram militants in Kaga, Borno.

·        June 20: Kidnappers killed one and abducted three in Obi, Nassarawa.

·        June 20: Gunmen killed three in Ibadan South-East, Ondo.

·        June 20: Thirty vigilantes and "several" (estimated at ten) bandits were killed during a clash in Magama, Niger State.

·        June 21: Police foiled a kidnapping, killing one bandit in Igabi, Kaduna.

·        June 22: Kidnappers abducted two in Ido, Oyo.

·        June 22: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno. 

·        June 22: Bandits killed three in Maradun, Zamfara.

·        June 22: Police killed one kidnapper in Uhunmwonde, Edo.

·       June 22: Boko Haram killed two in Tillaberi, Niger while Nigerien troops killed three Boko Haram militants in Bosso, Niger.

·        June 23: Bandits killed one and kidnapped thirty-three in Kachia, Kaduna.

June 23: Gunmen killed three and abducted three in Danmusa, Katsina.

June 23: Nigerian troops killed three Boko Haram militants in Dikwa, Borno. 

·        June 23: Kidnappers abducted nine in Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

·        June 23: Suspected herdsmen killed three in Gassol, Taraba.

·        June 23: Suspected herdsmen killed one in Egbeda, Oyo.

·        June 24: A special task force killed five bandits in Rafi, Niger State.

·        June 24: Kidnappers killed two in Jos East, Plateau.

·         June 24: Boko Haram killed twenty farmers in Mobbar, Borno. 

·        June 24: Boko Haram killed nine in Guzamala, Borno. 

·        June 24: Three Boko Haram militants, one soldier, and three civilians were killed during a Boko Haram attack in Mafa, Borno. 


·        June 24: Nigerian troops killed eight bandits in Sabon-Gari, Sokoto. 

June 25: Sectarian violence led to fifteen deaths in Wukari, Taraba. 

June 25: Gunmen abducted eight travelers in Akure North, Ondo. 

June 25: Herdsmen killed seven in Kontonkar, Kogi. 

·        June 25: Kidnappers abducted "many" (estimated at twenty) in Kajuru, Kaduna.

·     June 25: Nigerian troops killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of bandits in Talata-Mafara, Zamfara.

·     June 25: Police killed "several" (estimated at thirty total) bandits in Ikeduru Local Government Area (LGA), Oguta LGA, and Ideato North LGA in Imo.

·        June 25: Boko Haram kidnapped "many" (estimated at twenty) in Kaga, Borno.

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