Ogun state has been credited with having the highest rate of deaths from violence in the south west’s six states between January and may this year.
A total of 165 deaths were recorded from 122 incidents of violence in the region between January and May according to data from the council on foreign relations Nigeria society tracker.
The council tracks violent incidents related to political, economic and social grievances.
According to the data, Ogun state recorded the highest number of 44 deaths out of the six states in the region.
The high number of deaths, according to the data resulted mostly from cult related clashes, armed robberies, kidnapping as well as farmer-herder crisis.
Lagos state followed Ogun with 37 deaths, Osun (31), Oyo (28), Ondo(24), and only one in Ekiti state.
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