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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 8 – April 14

by John Campbell
April 17, 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 April 8 to April 14, 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.

(last week April 7: Boko Haram kidnapped thirteen women in Gwoza, Borno)

April 8: Two suicide bombers killed themselves but no others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.

April 8: One suicide bomber killed himself but no others in Kolofata, Cameroon.

April 8: Two Boko Haram killed eight in Maiduguri, Borno.

April 9: Unknown militants killed two soldiers and five policemen in Ikorodu, Lagos.

April 9: Nigerien troops killed fifty-seven Boko Haram militants in Gueskerou, Niger.

April 9: Kidnappers kidnapped two Turkish citizens and one other in Eket, Akwa Ibom.

April 10: Two suicide bombers killed themselves but no others in Maiduguri, Borno.

April 12: Pirates killed two soldiers in Nembe, Bayelsa.

April 13: Gunmen killed five and abducted four in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

April 13: Gunmen killed five in Katsina-Ala, Benue.

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  • Posted by sani mustapha zango

    my Allah protect our land ameen.

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