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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 5 – June 12

by John Campbell
June 16, 2014

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)


Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 5 to June 12, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • June 5: Boko Haram abducted twenty Fulani women and three men near Chibok, Borno state.
  •  June 7: The Nigerian military killed fifty members of Boko Haram in a raid in Borno state.
  • June 7: Police attacked Governor Fayemi and Senator Ojudu during an All Progressives Congress rally in Ado, Ekiti state. There was one casualty. The People’s Democratic Party claimed that the police action was done to maintain “law and order,” but the police fired tear gas and live bullets.
  • June 8: A female suicide bomber, supposedly from Boko Haram, attacked a military barracks in Gombe state but was stopped before she could enter so she only killed herself and one soldier.
  • June 8: Sectarian violence resulted in eight deaths in Taraba state.
  • June 9: Two explosions hit the Rivers state high court, but there were no casualties. It is suspected to be a political attack.
  • June 11: Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed nineteen in Plateau state.
  • June 11: Police repelled a Boko Haram attack on a police station in Kano state, with no casualties reported.

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