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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update June 21-27

by John Campbell
June 30, 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 21 to June 27, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • June 21: The Civilian Joint Task Force and the military both claimed credit for killing seventy Boko Haram members in a raid in Borno state.
  • June 21: Boko Haram raided villages in Chibok, Borno, killing forty people. The attacks only ended after military fighter jets dropped bombs on the insurgents.
  • June 22: Three Nigerian youth were shot dead at a birthday party in Plateau state by members of the Special Task Force on Jos Crisis after a noise complaint brought the STF to the beer joint where the party was taking place.
  • June 22: Boko Haram abducted sixty people in Borno state, and killed thirty-one others who tried to escape.
  • June 23-24: Sectarian violence in Kaduna state hit multiple local government areas. In Kauru and Zangon Kataf, four were killed. But in Sanga, thirty-eight were killed on June 23 and one hundred more people killed on June 24.
  • June 24: Boko Haram attacked a military post in Borno state, killing sixteen soldiers and lost twenty-five of their own.
  • June 25: An explosion at the EMAB Plaza Mall in Abuja killed twenty-two people. Boko Haram was blamed.
  • June 25: Unknown gunmen dressed in military uniforms opened fire on a police bus, killing two policemen and two civilians.
  • June 25: Cameroon killed ten members of Boko Haram just across the border from Bama, Borno state.

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