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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 1–7

December 10, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 1 to 7, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.  

 

 

  • December 1: Two suicide bombers killed themselves but no others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • December 1: Eight soldiers and ten Boko Haram militants were killed during a battle in Gujba, Yobe.
  • December 2: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Apa, Benue. 
  • December 3: Sectarian violence led to "dozens" (estimated at twenty-four) of deaths in Biase, Cross River.
  • December 3: Boko Haram fought Nigerian troops in Abadam, Borno, leading "to deaths on both sides" (estimated at five militants and five soldiers).
  • December 4: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped eight from Osun College in Obokun, Osun. 
  • December 4: Nigerian soldiers killed one Boko Haram militant in Damboa, Borno. 
  • December 4: Boko Haram killed one soldier in Kukawa, Borno. 
  • December 4: Gunmen abducted three health workers and two lecturers in Owo, Ondo. 
  • December 6: Boko Haram killed five in Kala/Balge, Borno. 
  • December 6: A communal clash resulted in eight deaths in Lavun, Niger.
  • December 7: Boko Haram killed two soldiers in Kaga, Borno. 

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