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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 13 – May 19

May 23, 2017

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 6 to May 12, 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.

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  • May 13: Three suicide bombers killed themselves and one other at UNIMAID in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • May 13: Nigerian troops killed four Boko Haram food vendors in Mobbar, Borno. One soldier was also killed.
  • May 13: Sectarian violence led to twenty-seven deaths in Mokwa, Niger.
  • May 13: Boko Haram killed six farmers and lost four of their own in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • May 14: Sectarian violence led to five deaths in Paikoro, Niger.
  • May 14: Sectarian violence led to twleve deaths in Bali, Taraba.
  • May 15: Three Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves and two others in Konduga, Borno.
  • May 17: One suicide bomber killed himself and two soldiers in Konduga, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • May 18: Three suicide bombers killed themselves but no others at UNIMAID in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.

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May 19: Nigerian troops killed nine Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno.

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