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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 4 – February 10

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

February 13, 2017

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 4 to February 10, 2017. 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 5: Sectarian violence led to nine deaths in Abakaliki, Ebonyi.
  • February 6: Gunmen kidnapped six traders in Okene, Kogi.
  • February 6: Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed two in Damaturu, Yobe.
  • February 7: Nigerian troops killed one would-be suicide bomber and arrested another in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • February 7: Pirates kidnapped eight off the coast of Brass, Bayelsa.
  • February 8: Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Uhunmwonde, Edo.
  • February 9: Nigerian troops killed thirty Boko Haram insurgents and lost seven of their own in Dikwa, Borno. Boko Haram also kidnapped one of the soldiers.
  • February 9: Boko Haram killed one and abducted one boy in Chibok, Borno.
  • February 10: Gunmen attacked a police station in Okehi, Kogi, killing two policemen and two others.
  • February 10: Boko Haram killed eight Nigerian soldiers in Mafa, Borno.

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