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The month of July 2019 saw further reduction in cases of atrocious killings in Rivers state. The month also witnessed important interventions by the state government to address the problem of insecurity in the state as well as atrocious killings.  In the 31-day period of July 2019, We the People tracked and documented 11 incidents that resulted in 21 deaths.

In comparison with the 3 previous months, there has been a significant decline in atrocious killings in Rivers state. In the months of April, May and June, the death toll was 46, 80 and 26 respectively. While there has a marked decline in killings in the month of July, the 21 deaths in July nonetheless reflect a general climate of insecurity and lawlessness which continues to highlight Rivers state in atrocious murders.