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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update February 28-March 6

March 9, 2015

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 28, 2015 to March 6, 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.

 

    • February 28: A female suicide bomber accidentally detonated, killing herself, her accomplice, and two civilians in Kaga, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
    • February 28: Sectarian violence in Ibi, Taraba resulted in twenty casualties.
    • March 2: Nigerian troops killed seventy-three Boko Haram insurgents and lost one soldier in Konduga, Borno.
    • March 2: A video showed Boko Haram beheading two men they accused of being spies. The video was published on March 2, and one of the victims identified himself as being from Baga, Borno. The exact date and location of the beheading is unknown.
    • March 2: Chadian soldiers recaptured Dikwa, Borno, killing "many" Boko Haram insurgents (estimated as twenty) while losing one soldier. Boko Haram is suspected of killing "hundreds" of civilians (estimated as 200) during the battle.
    • March 3: Boko Haram killed ninety-four civilians in Njaba, Borno.
    • March 4: Boko Haram detonated a remote-controlled bomb in Diffa, Niger. Two Nigerien soldiers were killed, but the two insurgents were also caught and killed.
    • March 4: Boko Haram killed nine in Shani, Borno.

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