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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update April 11-April 17

April 20, 2015

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 11, 2015 to April 17, 2015. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • April 11: A soldier killed one voter in Jos, Plateau.
  • April 11: Election violence resulted in the deaths of five in Asari-Toru, Rivers
  • April 11: The military killed four voters in Suru, Kebbi.
  • April 11: Seven civilians, including the former chairman of the PDP in Ishielu local government area were killed in post-election violence in Ezza South, Ebonyi.
  • April 11: Election violence resulted in the deaths of five in Ini, Akwa Ibom.
  • April 12: Post-election violence resulted in the deaths of three in Ife, Osun.
  • April 12: Cult clashes in Ughelli North, Delta resulted in the deaths of five.
  • April 13: A Syrian national was kidnapped in Awe, Nasarawa.
  • April 15: Sectarian violence in Ifelodun, Kwara resulted in the deaths of two.
  • April 15: Boko Haram slit the throats of twelve civilians while the military was trying to evacuate them from Gwoza, Borno.
  • April 16: Gunmen assassinated the chairman of the National Bar Association in Ughelli, Delta.
  • April 17: Boko Haram killed ten in Kolofata, Cameroon.

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