3,641 killed in Benue, Zamfara, four others in 34 months --WAANSA

By AdvocateNews on 10/06/2019

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The West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA-Nigeria) on Sunday said more than 3,641 people were killed in six states between January 2016 and October 2018.

The states affected, according to the President of WAANSA Nigeria, Mrs Josephine Habba, are; Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa, Plateau Kaduna and Zamfara.

WAANSA is an organisation with network in West African countries which is at the forefront of an advocacy for putting an end to illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons in Nigeria.

Habba, who spoke at the press conference in Makurdi on Sunday, said the figure represented the victims of violent clashes between herders and farmers.

She added that about 2,000 of the deaths were recorded in 2018 alone.

Habba said, “The negative impact of poor control of arms in Nigeria cannot be overemphasised; more than 3,641 people were killed in Benue, Taraba, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kaduna, and Zamfara states between January 2016 and October 2018 due to violent clashes between herders and members of the farming communities; 57 per cent of them were killed in 2018 alone.

“These clashes have been a fight to control and access resources including water, land and pasture. According to Amnesty International, the Nigerian government has the constitutional responsibility to protect lives and property and where this has not worked as expected; this promotes the demand and supply of small arms and light weapons.”

She said that aside from deaths resulting from the gun violence, hundreds of thousands of persons had been displaced internally.

“In Benue State alone, 483,692 persons have been displaced, 56.24 per cent of the displaced population are children; 22.59 per cent are women, while 21.17 per cent are men.

These statistics are based on the profiling of IDPs in Benue State carried out by Jireh Doo Foundation in collaboration with the Benue State Emergency Management Agency and Community Links. Sadly these killings are still ongoing,” she said.

Posted 10/06/2019 04:22:43 AM

 

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