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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 8–14

December 17, 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 8 to 14, 2018. 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 8: Boko Haram killed two soldiers in Bama, Borno. 
  • December 8: Four were killed in a cult clash in Lagos State. 
  • December 10: Rival gangs killed three civilians and lost four of their own in Lagos State. 
  • December 10: A cult clash resulted in four deaths in Makurdi, Benue. 
  • December 11: Gunmen abducted eighteen passengers from a bus in Emohua, Rivers. 
  • December 12: Police killed a would-be suicide bomber before she could detonate in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected. 
  • December 13: Nigerian troops killed two bandits in Chafe LGA and six bandits in Zurmi LGA in Zamfara. 
  • December 14: Boko Haram killed twelve soldiers in Kukawa, Borno. 

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