UN Laments Killings in Nigeria

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The United Nations has lamented the spate of killings in Nigeria noting that over one thousand  people have been killed as a result of kidnapping and banditry within a period of six months.

The UN Country Director, EDWARD KALLON disclosed this in Makurdi, the Benue state capital at a meeting with Governor SAMUEL ORTOM, noting that killings by armed herdsmen and bandits outweigh killings by the Book Haram terrorist in the country.

KALLON also claimed that institutional failure at all levels of governance is responsible for the killing of over one thousand persons since March 2019, particularly by armed herdsmen, bandits, and kidnappings.

The UN official therefore, called on the government to pay attention to issues of insecurity.

Governor SAMUEL ORTOM at the event claimed that those responsible for fashioning out a solution to herdsmen attacks choose to politicise the issue.

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