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National Security Advisor Ribadu Reports Dramatic Decline in Monthly Terrorism-Linked Deaths

Nigeria’s National Security Advisor, Nuhu Ribadu, announced a stunning drop terrorism deaths in Nigeria at an international Counter-terrorism Conference in Abuja Monday. According to Ribadu’s report, the country has seen a remarkable drop from an average of 2,600 monthly deaths to just 200.  The claim provoked questions from TruthNigeria analysts who noted that the Nigerian army claims to have killed 2,350 terrorists since the beginning of 2024. As is well known, massacres of self-employed farmers and entrepreneurs in the North Central States of Plateau and Benue have soared in recent months.

This substantial decline highlights the effectiveness of recent security measures and strategic operations by Nigerian security forces in collaboration with state governors, according to the NSA. He attributed the positive development to the counter-terrorism efforts of President Bola Tinubu.

“We are working, and I think we’ve done fairly well,” said Ribadu. “A lot of it people don’t really see, but behind a lot is ongoing. We salute our armed forces and security forces. Our governors are doing extremely well.”

One of the counter-terrorism measures taken by the Nigerian authorities is reducing the availability of AK-47 rifles. The price of an AK-47 has jumped from less than N1 million to over N5 million in the past year, making it difficult for non-state actors to acquire them.

In Ribadu’s words, “One of the things that we have seen as an indication that things are beginning to look different, for example, is AK-47, which 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, taking them out, and destroying them. We do not just take; we destroy.”

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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