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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 1–7

February 10, 2020

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 1 to 7, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • February 1: ISWA (Boko Haram) killed three soldiers in Askira/Uba, Borno. 
  • February 1: Bandits killed one and abducted twenty in Borgu, Niger. 
  • February 2: Cult clashes led to seven deaths in Etche, Rivers.
  • February 3: Three were killed during a clash between the police and protesters in Apapa, Lagos. 
  • February 3: Bandits killed six vigilantes in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna. 
  • February 3: Bandits killed five in Talata-Mafara, Zamfara.
  • February 3: Gunmen killed four in Etche, Rivers. 
  • February 4: Herdsmen killed three policemen in Oshimili North, Delta. 
  • February 4: Boko Haram killed two in Extreme-Nord, Cameroon.
  • February 4: Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Arochukwu, Abia. 
  • February 4: The Nigerian Air Force killed "some" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno. 
  • February 4: Gunmen killed four in Eleme, Rivers. 
  • February 5: Gunmen killed three in Kaura, Kaduna. 
  • February 5: Nigerian police killed 250 members of the Ansaru terrorist group (Boko Haram faction) in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna and lost two officers. 
  • February 5: Bank robbers killed four in Ile Oluji/Okeigbo, Ondo. 
  • February 5: The Nigerian Air Force killed "some" (estimated at five) ISWA (Boko Haram) militants in Ngala, Borno. 
  • February 6: Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Ibi, Taraba. 
  • February 6: Nigerian police killed two more Ansaru (Boko Haram faction) commanders in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna and lost one police inspector. 
  • February 7: Boko Haram killed six in Bosso, Diffa, Niger.

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