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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update February 14-February 20

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

February 23, 2015

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 14, 2015 to February 20, 2015. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • Febuary 15: A female suicide bomber killed herself and twelve others in Damaturu, Yobe. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • Febuary 15: Gunmen killed the Plateau APC chairman and injured his wife in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
  • Febuary 16: The Cameroonian army killed eighty-six Boko Haram insurgents and lost five of their own in Waza, Cameroon.
  • Febuary 16: The Nigerian military retook Monguno and other communities in Borno, killing 300 Boko Haram militants and losing 2 soldiers.
  • Febuary 17: Multiple bombs went off at an APC rally in Okrika, Rivers, and there was one casualty in the ensuing chaos.
  • Febuary 17: Boko Haram attacked a checkpoint in Biu, Borno. The soldiers manning the checkpoint fought back, killing seventeen insurgents while Boko Haram detonated bombs that killed twenty civilians.
  • Febuary 17: The Nigerian air force mistook villagers in Abadam, Niger for Boko Haram members, bombing them and killing thirty-six civilians.
  • Febuary 17: Boko Haram killed seven in Gaboua, Cameroon and lost nine of their own.
  • Febuary 19: Boko Haram killed forty in Hong, Adamawa
  • Febuary 19: Boko Haram killed thirty in Gaya, Adamawa.
  • Febuary 19: Nigerian troops raided the Sambisa Forest, driving out Boko Haram. No casualty figures have been reported.
  • February 20: Boko Haram killed ten in Zang, Adamawa.
  • Febuary 20: Boko Haram killed twenty-one near Chibok, Borno.
  • Febuary 20: Boko Haram attacked the Nigierien island of Karamga on Lake Chad, fifteen insurgents died, as well as seven Nigerien soldiers and one civilian.

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