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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 26–January 1

January 4, 2021

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 26, 2020, to January 1, 2021. 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 26: Police officers killed a traditional ruler in Nkanu East, Enugu.
  • December 26: Boko Haram killed four security personnel and six civilians in Hawul, Borno.
  • December 26: Bandits killed one and kidnapped three in Bosso, Niger.
  • December 26: Gunmen killed two and kidnapped fifty in Batsari, Katsina.
  • December 27: Gunmen kidnapped seventeen in Munya, Niger State.
  • December 27: Bandits kidnapped two in Bosso, Niger.
  • December 27: A gang clash resulted in ten deaths in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  • December 27: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped six in Sabuwa, Katsina.
  • December 27: A cult clash resulted in five deaths in Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa.
  • December 28: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • December 28: Boko Haram landmines killed four soldiers in Konduga, Borno.
  • December 28: Nigerian troops killed eight bandits in Kaduna, Kaduna.
  • December 28: Boko Haram kidnapped four in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • December 29: One vigilante and one bandit were killed in Kaduna, Kaduna.
  • December 29: Boko Haram landmines killed seven hunters in Ngala, Borno.
  • December 29: Six bandits and two others were killed in Kurfi, Katsina.
  • December 29: Nigerian troops killed three Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Konduga, Borno.
  • December 30: Cultists killed four in Oredo, Edo.
  • December 30: Military airstrikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Mobbar, Borno.
  • December 30: Nigerian troops killed "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • December 31: Nigerian troops killed one bandit in Batsari, Katsina.
  • December 31: Bandits killed seven in Mashegu, Niger State.
  • January 1: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno.

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