By Olayinka Elebute
With current situation in the country the spate of kidnapping largely perpetrated by armed bandits in Nigeria has worsened, with no fewer than 261 Nigerians including children kidnapped last week, according to the latest update from Nigeria Security Tracker released Monday.
Last week, the update shows that over 100 Nigerians were kidnapped.
According to the update, over 82 Nigerians including security man were also killed in violent attacks by bandits, Boko Haram Terrorists and other criminal groups across the country in the same week, from March 6 – 12, 2021.
Security forces however killed 105 bandits, terrorists and ither criminal elements whithin the same period.
The update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.
Below is the update
March 6: Bandits kidnapped twelve at Kaduna Airport in Igabi, Kaduna.
March 6: Boko Haram killed three in Askira/Uba, Borno.
March 6: Nigerian troops killed four bandits in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) and one bandit in Birnin-Gwari LGA in Kaduna.
March 7: Three soldiers and “some” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants were killed during a clash in Kaga, Borno.
March 7: Bandits kidnapped twenty-five in Sabuwa, Katsina.
March 8: Bandits kidnapped thirty in Sabuwa, Katsina.
March 8: Gunmen killed four in Ibarapa, Oyo.
March 8: Bandits kidnapped thirty in Rafi LGA and nineteen in Wushishi LGA in Niger State.
March 8: Kidnappers abducted eight in Wukari, Taraba.
March 8: Nigerian troops killed thirty-three Boko Haram militants and lost two soldiers in Marte, Borno.
March 8: Kidnappers abducted five in Kosofe, Lagos.
March 9: Kidnappers abducted three in Koton Karfe, Kogi.
March 9: Vigilantes killed forty bandits in Lavun, Niger State.
March 9: Communal violence resulted in seven deaths in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
March 9: Bandits killed one and kidnapped eighteen in Munya, Niger State.
March 10: Bandits killed thirteen in Maradun, Zamfara.
March 10: Gangs killed seventeen in Toto, Nassarawa.
March 10: Kidnappers abducted five in Koton Karfe, Kogi.
March 10: Kidnappers abducted three from a college in Esan North-East, Edo.
March 10: Nigerian troops killed ten Boko Haram militants in Marte, Borno.
March 10: Bandits killed four in Igabi LGA, one in Giwa LGA, and two in Chikun LGA in Kaduna.
March 11: Gunmen kidnapped thirty-nine students from a college in Igabi, Kaduna.
March 11: Bank robbers killed five in Odo-Otin, Osun.
March 11: Bandits kidnapped fifty on a Maulud journey in Faskari, Katsina.
March 11: Bandits killed one police officer during an attack on a police station in Katsina-Ala, Benue.
March 11: The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) killed fifteen soldiers and four Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members in Guzamala, Borno.
March 11: Bandits killed “scores” (estimated at forty) in Maradun and Tsafe LGAs in Zamfara.