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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 7–13

December 16, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 7 to 13, 2019. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker, featured below. 

 

 

  • December 7: One was killed during the local government election in Ikere, Ekiti.
  • December 7: An IED planted by Boko Haram killed a Nigerian soldier in Marte, Borno. 
  • December 8: Gunmen killed five people watching a soccer game in Kaura, Kaduna.
  • December 8: ISWA (Boko Haram) killed two soldiers and one policeman in Borno (no exact LGA). 
  • December 8: Gunmen killed ten in Etche, Rivers. 
  • December 8: During a shoot-out, kidnappers killed four civilians and police killed three kidnappers in Kwali, FCT. 
  • December 9: Kidnappers abducted five in Yola North, Adamawa. 
  • December 9: Bandits kidnapped eight in Shiroro, Niger. 
  • December 10: Communal violence led to one death in Oturkpo, Benue.
  • December 10: Two security guards were killed in Makurdi, Benue. 
  • December 11: The Nigerian Air Force killed thirty Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno. 
  • December 11: Gunmen killed three in Awka South, Anambra.
  • December 11: Soldiers killed three robbery suspects in Aba North, Abia. 
  • December 12: Nigerian forces killed one IPOB member in Abuja, FCT.
  • December 12: ISWA (Boko Haram) killed fifteen in Abadam, Borno. 
  • December 13: Boko Haram killed four kidnapped aid workers in Borno (no exact LGA).
  • December 13: Kidnappers abducted three in Chikun, Kaduna. 

 

 

 

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