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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update December 12-December 18

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

December 21, 2015

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 12, 2015 to December 18, 2015. 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 12: Boko Haram killed thirty in Biu, Borno.
  • December 13: Nigerian troops raided a Shiite sect in Zaria, Kaduna, killing at least sixty-one, although there were reports as high as eight hundred.
  • December 13: Fulani herdsmen killed fifteen in Jos South, Plateau.
  • December 14: One suicide bomber detonated early and killed herself; another was killed by Cameroonian soldiers before she could detonate in Kolofata, Cameroon.
  • December 14: Nigerian soldiers killed thirty-four Boko Haram insurgents in Bama, Borno.
  • December 15: Boko Haram ambushed a military convoy, killing two soldiers in Bama, Borno.
  • December 16: One suicide bomber killed herself and a member of the civilian JTF in Maiduguri, Borno; the other three suicide bombers with her were killed by Nigerian soldiers before they could detonate.
  • December 17: Nigerian soldiers killed fifteen Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa, Borno.
  • December 18: Gunmen abducted two priests in Aniocha North, Delta.

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