Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 4–10
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 4–10

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from December 4 to December 10, 2021.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 4 to December 10, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • (Last week, December 3: The Nigerian Air Force killed forty-five bandits in Chikun, Kaduna).
  • December 4: Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) launched a rocket attack on Maiduguri, Borno; there were no casualties.
  • December 4: Police officers killed one kidnapper in Song, Adamawa.
  • December 4: Kidnappers abducted nine in Ethiope East, Delta.
  • December 4: ISWA kidnapped an "unspecified number" (estimated at ten) in Kaga, Borno.
  • December 5: Police officers killed two robbers in Idemili North, Anambra.
  • December 5: Kidnappers abducted thirty-six in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • December 5: Airstrikes killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of ISWA militants in Marte, Borno.
  • December 5: Communal violence led to three deaths in Kirikasamma, Jigawa.
  • December 6: Pirates kidnapped a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps operative and four oil workers in Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa.
  • December 6: Kidnappers abducted a Catholic priest in Ifedore, Ondo.
  • December 6: Bandits killed twenty-three in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.
  • December 6: Bandits killed seven in Shinkafi, Zamfara.
  • December 7: Kidnappers killed one and abducted eight in Kwali, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  • December 7: Security operatives killed four robbers in Njaba, Imo.
  • December 7: Gunmen killed an Federal Road Safety Corps official in Ondo West, Ondo.
  • December 8: Nigerian troops killed three Boko Haram/ISWA militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • December 8: Gunmen killed two in Ohaji/Egbema, Imo.
  • December 8: Communal violence led to two deaths in Toungo, Adamawa.
  • December 9: Gunmen killed sixteen at a mosque in Mashegu, Niger State.
  • December 9: Gunmen killed five in Njaba, Imo.
  • December 9: Bandits killed three in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.
  • December 10: Kidnappers abducted a chief imam and three others in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.

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