The United Nation Country Director in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Tuesday, said that more than 1,400 Nigerians have been killed by bandits and kidnappers within the last six months in the country.
Mr Kallon made this known in Makurdi, the Benue state capital at a meeting with the governor of the state, Samuel Ortom.
He noted that the killings by armed herdsmen and bandits outweigh killings by the Boko Haram terrorist in the country.
“Pockets of conflicts and insecurity in the country at large especially where i am today (Benue), the herders and farmers crisis and also kidnapping and banditry is now really getting out of hand.
“The last statistics i saw from the government was that over 1,400 people were killed as a result of kidnapping and banditry since the elections.
This is not a pleasant statistics” he said.