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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 30 - January 5

January 8, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 30 to January 5, 2017. 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 30: Boko Haram killed twenty five loggers in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • December 31: A suicide bomber killed herself and one other in Bia, Cameroon. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • January 1: Unknown gunmen killed twenty in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Rivers.
  • January 1: A bomb planted by Boko Haram killed three in Madagali, Adamawa. 
  • January 1: Herdsmen killed fifty in Logo, Benue.
  • January 1: Herdsmen killed two in Awe LGA and three in Keana LGA in Nasarawa.
  • January 2: Boko Haram abducted thirty one loggers in Ngala, Borno.
  • January 3: A suicide bomber killed himself and thirteen others at a mosque in Ngala, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • January 3: Nigerian troops killed a suicide bomber before she could detonate in Kala/Balge, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • January 4: Unknown gunmen killed seven in Emuoha, Rivers.
  • January 4: Unknown gunmen killed six in Wukari LGA and one in Gassol LGA in Taraba.
  • January 5: Nigerian troops killed "several" (est. at ten) Boko Haram militants in the Lake Chad area (est. as Monguno, Borno). 
  • January 5: Sectarian violence led to thirteen deaths in Lau, Taraba.
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