Non-governmental organisation, Amnesty International has released the data of the number of people killed in Northern Nigeria in recent times.
The NGO, in a statement released on its Twitter page on Saturday, said between January and August of 2020, marauding gunmen hacked down over 1, 126 people in the North.
“A year ago, Amnesty International investigation shows that; the Nigerian authorities have left rural communities at the mercy of rampaging gunmen who have killed at least 1,126 people in the north of the country from January to August 2020,” the statement read.
“The organization interviewed civilians in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba and Zamfara states, who said they live in fear of attacks and abductions as insecurity escalates in rural areas.”
The Group blamed the Federal Government and the State Governments for failing to protect the people.
“Spate of these killings is an evidence of failure of authorities to protect the people.”