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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update August 30-September 4

September 8, 2014

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 30 to September 4, 2014. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

• August 30: Gunmen abducted seven health workers in Rivers state.

• September 1 (approximate): Boko Haram has been killing civilians in Gamboru Ngala, Borno, on an ongoing basis. Twenty-seven boys were murdered for resisting conscription.

• September 1: Boko Haram attacked Bama, Borno. The Nigerian military repelled them, killing seventy insurgents.

• September 1: Boko Haram crossed the border from Gamboru Ngala into Fokotol, Cameroon, but Cameroonian soldiers repelled the attack, killing forty militants.

• September 2: Boko Haram launched a second assault on Bama. The military was overpowered and Boko Haram took control of Bama, killing one hundred and eighty civilians in the process. Some of the civilians may have also been killed by a military fighter jet that was targeting the insurgents.

• September 2: Boko Haram seized the town of Banki in Bama, Borno. There were no deaths reported.

• September 2: Police chased a car of young men who refused to stop at a checkpoint, resulting in a gunfight that killed three of the young men and forty-seven civilians in Wukari, Taraba.

• September 3: With the community outraged at the killing of the young men in Wukari, violence broke out that resulted in the deaths of twenty-eight more.

• September 3: Boko Haram took over the town of Bara, in Yobe state, without firing a single shot.

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