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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 27–May 3

May 7, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 27 to May 3, 2019. 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 27: Boko Haram killed one soldier and three others in Kofia, Cameroon. 
  • April 27: Gunmen abducted three oil workers in Ahoada East, Rivers.
  • April 29: Bandits abducted the board chairman of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UEBC) along with his daughter and killed the driver in Abuja. 
  • April 29: Boko Haram killed thirty in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • April 29: Sectarian violence resulted in three deaths in Bassa, Plateau. 
  • April 30: Boko Haram killed fourteen loggers in Monguno, Borno. 
  • April 30: Bandits killed seventeen in Safana, Katsina. 
  • May 1: Bandits kidnapped six from an all-girls school in Zurmi, Zamfara. 
  • May 1: A mob killed seven bandits in Birnin-Magai, Zamfara.
  • May 2: Sectarian violence resulted in four deaths in Imeko-Afon, Ogun. 
  • May 2: Herdsmen killed six in Girie, Adamawa.
  • May 2: Nigerian troops killed "dozens" (estimated at twenty-four) of Boko Haram militants in Damboa, Borno.
  • May 3: Gunmen killed two in Akwanga, Nassarawa. 
  • May 3: Boko Haram killed fifteen soldiers in Magumeri, Borno. 
     

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