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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 3–9

April 12, 2021 10:51 am (EST)

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 3 to April 9, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • April 3: Herdsmen kidnapped five in Anambra East, Anambra.
  • April 3 Gunmen killed two civilians and two police officers in Uvwie, Delta.
  • April 3: Gunmen killed seven in Orlu, Imo.
  • April 3: Kidnappers killed two in Sapele, Delta.
  • April 4: Bandits killed five soldiers in Shiroro, Niger State.
  • April 4: Kidnappers abducted five in Akoko North-West, Ondo.
  • April 4: Nigerian soldiers killed eleven Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • April 5: Kidnappers abducted two Chinese mineworkers in Atakumosa West, Osun.
  • April 5: Kidnappers abducted eight in Damnusa, Katsina.
  • April 5: Gunmen killed two police officers in Takum, Taraba.
  • April 5: Bandits killed two soldiers in Konshisha, Benue.
  • April 5: Gunmen killed three and released 1,844 prisoners from a prison in Owerri, Imo.
  • April 6: Bandits killed two in Kachia Local Government Area (LGA), two in Chikun LGA, and killed nine and kidnapped twenty-five in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  • April 6: One assailant was killed when police officers repelled an attack on a police station in Ebonyi, Ebonyi.
  • April 6: A military operation killed "several" (estimated at ten) criminals in Essien-Udim, Akwa Ibom.
  • April 7: Gunmen killed two police officers and one other in Ukum, Benue.
  • April 7: A cult clash resulted in three deaths in Awka South, Anambra.
  • April 7: A cult clash resulted in three deaths in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
  • April 7: Kidnappers abducted three quarry workers in Oluyole, Oyo.
  • April 7: Kidnappers abducted a monarch and seven chiefs in Ihitte Uboma, Imo.
  • April 7: Kidnappers abducted three in Ibarapa, Oyo.
  • April 7: Kidnappers abducted two in Imeko-Afon, Ogun.
  • April 7: Nigerian troops killed twenty-four bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • April 7: Gunmen killed three farmers in Wuarki, Taraba.
  • April 7: Nigerian troops killed twelve bandits in Konshisha, Benue.
  • April 8: Gunmen kidnapped one police officer during an attack on a police station in Mbaitolli, Imo.
  • April 8: Nigerian soldiers allegedly killed seventy civilians in Konshisha, Benue. The military disputed these claims.
  • April 8: Gunmen killed one officer and ten soldiers in Konshisha, Benue.
  • April 9: Bandits killed one and kidnapped ten in Shiroro, Niger State.
  • April 9: Boko Haram killed five and kidnapped thirty in Hong, Adamawa.
  • April 9: Gunmen killed eight at a mining site in Jos South, Plateau.

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