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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update December 19-December 25

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

December 28, 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 19, 2015 to December 25, 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.

 

  • REVISED for (12/13): Human Rights Watch reports that Nigerian troops killed at least 300 (initially recorded as sixty-one) Shiites in the attack in Zaria, Kaduna.
  • December 19: Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram fighters clashed in Biu, Borno. "Many" were killed (estimated as twenty civilians).
  • December 20: Nigerian troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Sabon Gari and Damboa, Borno.
  • December 20: Nigerian troops killed nine Boko Haram insurgents in Mafa, Borno.
  • December 20: Sectarian violence led to the deaths of four in Irepodun/Ifelodun, Kwara.
  • December 20: Sectarian violence led to the deaths of six in Bali, Taraba.
  • December 20: Three child suicide bombers killed themselves and six others in Kaga, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • December 20: Cameroonian troops mistook civilians for Boko Haram militants and killed seventy civilians in Gwoza, Borno.
  • December 22: Four suicide bombers detonated in Yogo, Chad. One suicide bomber survived and there were no other casualties; Boko Haram is suspected.
  • December 22: Boko Haram killed five in Abadam, Niger.
  • December 22: One suicide bomber killed herself and two others in Nguetchewe, Cameroon. Boko Haram was suspected.

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