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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 2–8

February 11, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 2 to 8, 2019. 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 2: Election-related violence resulted in one death in Sagbama, Bayelsa.
  • February 2: Election-related violence resulted in two deaths in Ibarapa Central, Oyo.
  • February 2: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Abadam, Borno. 
  • January 27–February 3: Reporting on the week's activities, Nigerian troops claimed to have killed nine bandits in and around Birnin Magaji, Zamfara.
  • February 4: Nigerian troops inflicted "heavy casualties" (estimated at twenty) on Boko Haram in Yunusari, Yobe.
  • February 4: Bandits killed one and kidnapped one in Gusau, Zamfara.
  • February 4: Bandits killed fourteen and abducted six (who were later freed) in Gusau, Zamfara.
  • February 4: Bandits killed eleven in Bukkuyum, Zamfara.
  • February 4: Boko Haram killed six in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • February 4: Nigerian troops killed three herdsmen in Guma, Benue.
  • February 8: Election-related violence resulted in one death in Ifedore, Ondo.
  • February 8: Boko Haram killed three Nigerian soldiers at a military base in Mafa, Borno.

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