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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 9 to December 15

December 18, 2017

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 9 to December 15, 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.

 

 

(Last week, December 8: Sectarian violence led to ten deaths in Yagba West, Kogi)

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  • December 9: Boko Haram killed two soldiers in Damboa, Borno.
  • December 10: Boko Haram killed ten soldiers in Damboa, Borno.
  • December 10: Kidnappers abducted four and killed one in Munya, Niger.
  • December 10: Suspected oil militants killed three in Calabar South, Cross River.
  • December 11: One suicide bomber killed himself and two others at a mosque in Kerewa, Cameroon. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • December 11: One suicide bomber killed herself and two others at an IDP camp in Gwoza, Borno; a second suicide bomber was shot and killed before she could detonate. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • December 11: A roadside bomb killed two soldiers in Damboa, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • December 13: A battle between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram militants in Kaga, Borno led to the deaths of ten militants and six soldiers. 
  • December 14: Police killed "many" (estimated at fifteen) illegal miners during a clash in Sardauna, Taraba.

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