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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update February 27-March 4

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

March 7, 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 27, to March 4, 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 27: Nigerian troops cleared a Boko Haram camp in Dikwa, Borno, killing thirty-seven insurgents.
  • February 27: Unknown gunmen killed five and kidnapped one in Ahoada East, Rivers.
  • February 29: Three female students were abducted from their school by gunmen in Lagos State.
  • March 3: Ethnic clashes in Kosofe, Lagos resulted in the deaths of eight.
  • March 4: Continued ethnic clashes in Kosofe, Lagos resulted in the deaths of an additional four people.
  • March 4: Nigerian soldiers repelled a Boko Haram attack in Bama, Borno, killing five insurgents.
  • March 4: Nigerian troops attacked Boko Haram camps in the Alagarno Forest in Borno, killing five insurgents.

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