Three security operatives, nine others killed in two weeks as insecurity decline » TheNewsBig

Nigeria witnessed a drastic decline in the killings by non-state actors in the ultimate two weeks  (August 14 – 27) as solely 10 people had been killed in opposition to the handfuls recorded in earlier weeks.

The decide, which is no doubt one of many lowest in 2022 further signifies a decline when in comparability with the sooner week when 15 people had been killed. Certainly one of many weeks in the first quarter recorded zero incidents.

The low cost in killings comes weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari talked about his orders to security chiefs to stop assaults in the nation had been yielding the desired outcomes.

Within the an identical interval higher than 57 terrorists had been killed in completely totally different operations carried out from 11 to 25 August in the North-east, Defence Headquarters (DHQ) talked about.

Of the ten people killed last week, three had been security operatives along with two police and one soldier whereas the remaining three had been civilians.

PREMIUM TIMES compiled the incidents from media experiences. Thus, unreported circumstances normally aren’t included.

Beneath are the recorded incidents:


A industrial motorcyclist was killed when gunmen attacked a market in Ogbaku, a gaggle in Mbaitoli Native Authorities Area of Imo State, Nigeria’s South-east.

The gunmen reportedly stormed the market in a Toyota Sienna automobile and shot the sufferer to demise, in conserving with a report by The Punch.

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Moreover in Imo, a driver, Valentine Enwerem, was killed when gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, attacked his automobile.

The incident occurred at Nkwo Orji market junction alongside Owerri-Okigwe Freeway in Owerri North Native Authorities Area.


A police officer was killed on Wednesday afternoon when gunmen attacked a security checkpoint alongside the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway in Ebonyi State, Nigeria’s South-east.

The gunmen, about three of them, had been talked about to be on a motorcycle. They reportedly opened fire on the legislation enforcement officers, killing actually one in every of them instantly.


A yet-to-be acknowledged soldier has been killed by gunmen all through a shootout with Nigerian troops in Ebem, a gaggle in Ohafia Native Authorities Area of Abia State, Nigeria’s South-east.

The incident occurred at about 5:02 p.m. on Wednesday near a motor park in the group, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.


Gunmen on Thursday killed a lawyer, Benedict Azza, all through a night assault in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital metropolis.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that Mr Azza, the Principal Affiliate at Benedict Torngee Azza and Associates was killed spherical 10:00 p.m in Unguwar Saminaka behind the Federal Freeway Security Corp headquarters in Gusau.


Gunmen on Saturday killed a Yobe-based Islamic scholar, Goni Aisami-Gashua at Jajimaji, the headquarters of Karasuwa native authorities council of the state.

The cleric was talked about to be travelling from Gashua to Kano when he was adopted on a bus by the attackers.


One particular person was reportedly killed following a disagreement between two communities all through a soccer match in Nukkai, contained in the Ardo-Kola Native Authorities Area of Taraba State.

Numerous others had been talked about to have moreover been injured, with some receiving treatment at various effectively being companies in the world.


The police in Lagos State confirmed the killing of a police inspector by gunmen in the Coker Aguda area of Lagos.

The spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, suggested the Info Firm of Nigeria (NAN) that the inspector was inside a tricycle when he was shot.


Terrorists blocked Katsina – Jibia freeway killed one passenger and kidnapped various others in an early evening assault on commuters.

Sources suggested PREMIUM TIMES {{that a}} corpse was recovered on the scene of the assault spherical Kadobe village.


Gunmen killed a industrial motorcyclist, acknowledged as Toyin Oluwaseun, inside an uncompleted developing in Ilesa, Osun State.

Particulars of the incident are nonetheless sketchy nonetheless a resident in the world who most popular to not be named talked about the police had taken away the corpse.

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