1,059 Persons Killed In North Since May 29 – NGO

boko haramThe Executive Director, Stefanos Foundation, Mr. Mark Lipdo, has said at least 1,059 persons were killed in 75 major attacks in northern Nigerian since May 29, 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari took over the reins of leadership of the country.

Lipdo said the highest number of attacks, 34, occurred in Borno State, where 551 people were killed.
In a statement in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Thursday, the NGO boss said all the attacks occurred between May 29 and August 12, especially under the watch of the recently sacked service chiefs.

According to him, Plateau State ranked second with 19 attacks and 112 people killed while Yobe comes in at third place, with eight attacks and 86 people killed.

Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kano, Nasarawa and Taraba states placed fourth with two attacks each and a total of 254 people killed.

Though two attacks took place in Gombe, the statement said it had the highest casualty figure of 99.
The Stefanos Foundation is a non-governmental organization that has been attending to the welfare of Internally Displaced Persons from the various attacks in their camps in Bukuru area of Jos South, Plateau State.

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