Violence and the Numbers Game, By Jibrin Ibrahim
Nigeria, March 12 -- The numbers tell us that the Nigerian State is being overwhelmed by gun wielding terrorists, bandits and militants. On Wednesday, Kaduna State presented its 2020 security report. The numbers are frightening - 937 people were killed, 1,972 people kidnapped for ransom and 7195 cattle were rustled just last year. The most affected area in the State is Birnin Gwari, the Emir of which described graphically the "normal" reality they live in - 200 to 300 heavily armed men will surround a village; kill, abduct, steal, burn their food stores regularly. Rape and sexual violence have also reached industrial levels. The people are living in hell on earth. It is not surprising that so many people are abandoning their homes, farms an...
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