Over 400 bomb explosions in Nigeria since 2010- NGO

Posted: July 9, 2013 in BENUE, federal, makurdi, Uncategorized
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  According to Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), based in the United Kingdom on Thursday said Nigeria has witnessed over 400 bomb explosions in the last three years.
This exposure was made by Mrs. Elizabeth Jeiyol, the North Central Coordinator of the organization during the presentation of a report titled “Mapping Efforts Against Violence in Nigeria”. Mrs Jeiyol said that over 400 bomb explosions were witnessed in Nigeria between 2010 to May 2013 claiming over 3600 people in the process.
“According to the Nigeria Police Forces’ Anti- bomb squad, over 400 bomb explosions have shaken Nigeria in the last three years. “The Human Rights Groups estimate that more than 3600 people have died in the process between 2010 to May 2013”.
She also stated that between 2008 to 2010 the Nigerian Police Force recorded 887 cases of kidnapping and piracy across the country.
Speaking further she added that sectarian violence in the North Western part of the country had claimed over 1500 casualties between 2011 to 2012.
Jeiyol added that religious and ethnic violence had killed thousands of people and destroyed properties worth millions since 2001 in the Middle- belt.
According to her there were several cases of disproportionate use of force by government authorities in response to outbreaks of violence across the country. adding that the research was aimed at tackling armed violence and to get a better idea of “who does what” their interventions and relevant legislation relating to the reduction of armed violence in the country.

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