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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 10 – December 16

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

December 19, 2016

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 10, 2016 to December 16, 2016. 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 10: During the Rivers rerun election, electoral violence lead to two deaths in Gokana, Rivers.
  • December 10: During the Rivers rerun election, an All Progressives Congress youth was killed in Emohua, Rivers.
  • December 10: During the Rivers rerun election, electoral violence lead to two deaths in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Rivers.
  • December 10: A shootout between police and kidnappers led to the deaths of two kidnappers and one vigilante in Ganjuwa, Bauchi.
  • December 11: Two suicide bombers killed themselves and seven others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • December 12: Boko Haram killed a lieutenant colonel and one other in Guzamala, Borno.
  • December 14: Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed fifteen in Chikun, Kaduna.

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