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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 11 – February 17

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

February 21, 2017

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 11 to February 17, 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.

February 12: Nigerian soldiers killed five at a meeting of the Indigenous People of Biafra in Oshimilli North, Delta.

February 13: Boko Haram killed one in Chibok, Borno.

February 14: Seven were kidnapped in Lagos State, Lagos.

February 14: Nigerian soldiers killed six civilians in Agatu, Benue.

February 15: Boko Haram attacked an NAF helicopter; but the soldiers retaliated, killing scores (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram militants in Agatu, Benue.

February 15: A Catholic priest was kidnapped in Ukanafun, Akwa Ibom.

February 16: Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, Borno. Three suicide bombers detonated, killing themselves, but six others were killed by Nigerian soldiers. Two civilians were also killed.

February 16: A landmine killed four Cameroonian soldiers in Tsanaga, Cameroon. Boko Haram was suspected.

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