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January 2013

January 2013

Nigeria Security Tracker

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The Nigeria Security Tracker (NST), a new project from the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa program, documents and maps political, economic, and socially motivated violence in Nigeria.

The Tracker covers more than eighteen months of data beginning on May 29, 2011, the date of Goodluck Jonathan's inauguration as president. CFR's John Campbell, former ambassador to Nigeria, believes that President Jonathan's election contributed greatly to a surge in tension between Muslims and Christians, further dividing the country on regional and religious lines.

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