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July 24, 2024

Terrorism-related deaths dropped from 2,600 to 200, AK-47 from N500,000 to N5m – NSA Ribadu

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Nuhu Ribadu, has said the number of deaths related to terrorism in Nigeria has dropped from 2,600 per month to less than 200.

Ribadu disclosed this while noting that AK-47 now sells for over five million naira due to the effort of President Bola Tinubu’s administration in curbing insecurity.

Addressing journalists at the High-Level African Counter-Terrorism Meeting in Abuja, Ribadu said AK-47 being mopped up are destroyed.

He said: “We are working and I think we have done fairly well. One of the things that we have seen as an indication that things are beginning to look different for example, is AK 47 that used to be sold for less than N500,000 last year but now goes for N5 million.

“This means it is not available and we are mopping them up, we are taking them out, we are destroying them. We do not just take but we destroy,”

“A lot of this work is ongoing, but people don’t really see; we salute our armed forces, our security forces, our governors who are doing extremely well.

“A lot of difference is taking place in Nigeria and that is the reason why I can assure you that in the last one year, we have reduced deaths as a result of violent crimes and use of arms.

“We used to record 2,600 or so a month but now we do have less than 200 on the average.

“It is an indication that we are getting results for the work being done.”

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