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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update July 19 – July 25

by John Campbell
July 28, 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 July 11 to July 18, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • July 19: Police and students clashed in Ibadan, Oyo when students demanded the release of one of them who was arrested. There were 0 casualties.
  • July 21: Four died as armed Kogi indogenes stormed a disputed oil area when they found Alugeri people on site in Ibaji, Kogi.
  • July 22: Boko Haram was blamed for blowing up a bridge linking Borno, Nigeria to Cameroon. There were 0 casualties.
  • July 23: There were two suicide bombings in Kaduna South, Kaduna, killing a total of 110. The first targeted former Head of State and APC leader Gen. Muhammadu Buhari while the second targeted prominent Islamic cleric and Boko Haram critic, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi.
  • July 24: A bomb hidden in a fridge exploded in a bus park in Kano, killing 5. Boko Haram was suspected of being behind the attack.
  • July 24: Boko Haram killed 2 Cameroon soldiers in Balgaram, Cameroon, across the border from Borno.
  • July 25: Police opened fire on a a group of Shiite Muslims in procession both to mark the annual Quds day and also to condemn the military operations in Gaza by Israel, killing 11.

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