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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update July 26–August 1

by John Campbell
August 4, 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 26 to August 1, 2014. These incidents are also available here, and are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

• July 27: Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister and killed three others in Kolofata, Cameroon.
• July 27: A female suicide bomber at a university gate and another bomber outside a church killed five people in two blasts in Sabon Gari, Kano state. The attacks were attributed to Boko Haram.
• July 27: In three separate attacks in Gombi, Madagali, and Hong local government areas of Adamawa state, Boko Haram killed four soldiers and fifty-two others.
• July 28: Two female suicide bombers–one at a gas station and one at the Kano Trade Fair complex–detonated in Kano state, killed three people.
• July 28: Boko Haram killed eight people in Gujba, Yobe state and bombed the Katarko Bridge.
• July 29: Boko Haram bombed two mosques in Yobe state, killing seventeen people.
• July 30: During a successful rescue mission of Cameroon’s vice prime minister’s wife, sixteen Cameroonian soldiers were killed in Kolofata, Cameroon.
• July 30: The fourth Boko Haram female suicide bomber of the week attacked a university in Kano state, killing six people.
• July 30: Suspected cultists killed fifteen people in Rivers state.



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  • Posted by Ernest

    It makes you wonder whether those teenage female suicide bombers are in fact the girls from Chibok. No way to find out of course.

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