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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 24 - March 2

March 5, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 24 to March 2, 2018. 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 25: An IED killed a Nigerian Army Captain in Kaga, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • February 26: Sectarian violence led to twelve deaths in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  • February 26: Boko Haram killed two Nigerian soldiers, and six others are missing in Damboa, Borno.
  • February 26: Nigerian and Cameroonian troops killed thirty-five Boko Haram militants; two Nigerian soldiers were also killed during the fight in Bama, Borno. 
  • February 27: Herdsmen killed twenty, and Nigerian soldiers killed ten of the attackers in Demsa, Adamawa.
  • February 28: Kidnappers abducted a journalist's wife and child, and killed an FRSC officer in Igabi, Kaduna.
  • February 28: 5 Boko Haram militants and two Nigerian soldiers were killed during a battle in Gwoza, Borno.
  • March 1: Boko Haram killed four policemen, four soldiers, and four aid workers, also abducting one aid worker in Kala/Balge, Borno.
  • March 1: Sectarian violence led to ffiteen deaths in Sardauna, Taraba.
  • March 1: Boko Haram abducted three and lost one militant in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • March 2: A suicide bomber killed herself but no others in Gubja, Yobe. Boko Haram was suspected.

 

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