25, 794 Nigerians killed in 5 years – Report

By Daniel Tyokua

Twenty-five thousand seven hundred and ninety four people have been confirmed killed from 2015-2019, said Nigerian Security Tracker.

Briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, the coordinator, Africa Centre for Media and Information Literacy, Chido Onumah said the report needs urgent attention from government and concerned stakeholders.

He said if nothing is done in addressing the situation the country will disintegrate.

Onumah regretted that the insecurity was steadily worsening, terrorists, bandits, gun and machete-wielding herdsmen and kidnappers have become unstoppable, turning the country into a massive graveyard.

He explained that other indices of growth and development are also progressively on the decline.

“Population is growing at 3% while economic growth is just about 2%. Life expectancy rate is 55 years, the third lowest in the world” he said.

According to him, the organisation was putting together an essay for Nigeria at 60, tagged: sixty years, sixty voices to examine the current situation and proffer solutions.

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