According to a report released by West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), 693 Nigerians lost their lives in various attacks across the country in August.
183 people were killed during a shoot-out between security operatives and criminal gangs.
Clashes, cult clashes, demonstrations, culpable homicide, extrajudicial killings, farmer/herder conflicts, and sexual and gender-based violence each accounted for 9, 15, 1, 8, 3, 96 and two deaths.
A total of 496 people, including 37 females and 22 children, were kidnapped in 66 incidents across 18 states.
The following breakdown shows that 674 deaths during the period under review occurred among civilians, including 23 females and 17 children, and 19 were among security forces.
Top of the list is Plateau State with 122 deaths, while Oyo, Enugu, and Cross River each recorded one death.
Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Borno, Imo, Rivers, Ogun, Benue, Delta, Osun, Lagos, Ondo, Taraba recorded 121, 111, 64, 37, 27, 26, 24, 21, 18, 15, 14, 13, 7, and 7 deaths respectively.