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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 21 - April 27

April 30, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 21 to April 27, 2018. 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 21: Two suicide bombers killed themselves and three others at a mosque in Bama, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • April 21: Ten were killed in a communal clash in Arochukwu, Abia.
  • April 22: Bandits killed ten and lost six of their own in Bassa, Kogi.
  • April 22: Nigerian troops killed four Boko Haram militants and lost three soldiers and two CJTF in Borno (LGA unknown).
  • April 22: Nigerian troops killed "a number" (estimated at five) of Boko Haram militants in Damboa, Borno. 
  • April 22: Boko Haram killed eighteen, and another three were killed by a mine planted by Boko Haram in Ngala, Borno.
  • April 23: Three suicide bombers killed themselves but no others in Bama, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • April 24: Herdsmen killed nineteen at a church in Gwer East, Benue.
  • April 24: Herdsmen killed eight in Gwer West, Benue.
  • April 25: Herdsmen killed thirty-nine in Guma, Benue.
  • April 25: Herdsmen killed eleven in Makurdi, Benue.
  • April 25: Herdsmen killed seven in Awe, Nasarawa. 
  • April 26: Herdsmen killed seven at a church in Logo, Benue.
  • April 26: 2 Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves, one CJTF, and two civilians in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • April 27: The Nigerian military bombed a Boko Haram logistics base, killing "a number" (estimated at five) of militants in Kukawa, Borno (LGA estimated).  

 

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