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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update February 13-19

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

February 22, 2016

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 13, to February 19, 2016. 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 11-14: Over the course of four days, Nigerian and Cameroonian troops killed 162 Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno. Two Cameroonian soldiers were also killed.
  • February 13: Nigerian troops killed "many" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno.
  • February 13: Boko Haram killed twenty-two in Biu, Borno.
  • February 15: Boko Haram killed six in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • February 16: Electoral violence led to the deaths of three in Ondo, Benue.
  • February 16: Sectarian violence led to the deaths of two in Bassa, Plateau.
  • February 16: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram insurgents in Mafa and Dikwa, Borno.
  • February 16: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram insurgents in Biu, Borno.
  • February 17: Nigerian troops killed "a number" (estimated at ten) of Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno.
  • February 19: Two suicide bombers killed themselves and twenty-two others in Meme, Cameroon. Boko Haram is suspected.

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