Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 8-14
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 8-14

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 8 to 14, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • August 8: Gunmen killed "some" (estimated at five) civilians in Tai, Rivers. 
  • August 9: Bandits abducted "several" women (estimated at five) in Kurfi, Katsina. 
  • August 10: Three were killed during violence that broke out at a protest in Oye, Ekiti. 
  • August 10: Gunmen killed thirteen civilians in Apa, Benue. 
  • August 10: Boko Haram killed thirteen civilians in Magumeri, Borno. 
  • August 10: Boko Haram killed "several" (estimated at five) soldiers in Kukawa, Borno. 
  • August 11: Military air strikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno. 
  • August 12: Gunmen killed fifteen civilians in Mariga, Niger state. 
  • August 12: Military air strikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) ISWA militants in Ngala, Borno. 
  • August 12: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped two in Faskari, Katsina. 
  • August 13: Gunmen killed a Bauchi assembly member and kidnapped two wives and one child in Dass, Bauchi. 
  • August 13: The Nigerian air force killed "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna. 

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