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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update April 25-May 1

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

May 4, 2015

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 25, 2015 to May 1, 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.

 

  • Unknown Date: Over 400 bodies were found in Damasak, Mobbar, Borno. The civilians were killed by Boko Haram prior to Damasak’s liberation on 3/9/2015. (This is not reflected on the weekly NST map.)
  • April 25: Boko Haram attacked an army base in Karamga, Niger, killing forty-six Nigerien soldiers and tweny-eight civilians. In the fighting 156 insurgents also died.
  • April 25: Sectarian violence in Guma, Benue resulted in the deaths of nineteen.
  • April 25: Sectarian violence in Keana, Nasarawa resulted in the deaths of nineteen.
  • April 25: Boko Haram killed four in Riyom, Plateau.
  • April 25: Boko Haram killed two soldiers and three civilians in Mafa, Benue. "Many" insurgents were also killed (recorded as ten).
  • April 25: Boko Haram killed twenty-one in Gujba, Yobe.
  • April 27: Unknown perpetrators bombed a radio station in Adavi, Kogi, killing four.
  • April 28: Cult clashes in Ikpoba Okha, Edo, resulted in the deaths of five.

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