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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 4 – March 10

by John Campbell
March 13, 2017

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

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 4 to March 10, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • March 5: Herdsmen killed two in Ika South, Delta.
  • March 6: Sectarian violence led to three deaths in Obubra, Cross River.
  • March 7: Sectarian violence led to ten deaths in Ife, Ogun.
  • March 7: Nigerian and Cameroonian troops killed “many” (estimated at twenty) Boko Haram militants on the Nigerian/Cameroonian border (believed to be in the Kala/Balge local government area) in Borno.
  • March 7: Five were killed during a bank robbery in Akoko North-West, Ondo.
  • March 8: Boko Haram killed three Nigerian soldiers in Ganye, Borno.
  • March 9: Robbers kidnapped two in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory.
  • March 10: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Buruku, Borno.

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