Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 17, 2016 to December 23, 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 18: Suspected Boko Haram militants killed one fisherman and attempted to kidnap sixteen others in Ngadiya, Borno (LGA unknown), but a counter-attack by Nigerian forces allowed them to only ultimately kidnap only one.
- December 18: A cult clash led to five deaths in Osogbo, Osun.
- December 18: Two suicide bombers killed themselves but no civilians in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
- December 18: Sectarian violence led to twenty deaths in Gassol, Taraba.
- December 19: Continued sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Gassol, Taraba.
- December 22: Nigerian troops killed two would-be suicide bombers in Gwoza, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
- December 22: Nigerian troops killed two would-be suicide bombers in Mafa, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
- December 22: Armed robbers abducted a council chairman and killed a commissioner in Langtang South, Plateau.
- December 23: President Muhammadu Buhari claims to have taken the last Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa, Borno. There were no casualty figures.