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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 6–12

February 16, 2021
7:00 am (EST)

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 6 to February 12, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • February 6: Bandits killed fourteen in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) and five in Kajuru LGA in Kaduna.
  • February 6: Police officers killed two in Surulere, Lagos.
  • February 6: A communal clash led to two deaths in Irepodun, Osun.
  • February 6: Gunmen killed one police officer and one civilian in Warri South, Delta.
  • February 7: A communal clash led to one death in Irepodun, Osun.
  • February 7: Kidnappers abducted four in Gwagwala, Federal Capital Territory.
  • February 7: Sectarian violence led to eleven deaths in Ajaokuta, Kogi.
  • February 8: Herdsmen killed six in Bassa, Plateau.
  • February 8: Bandits kidnapped seven in Oriade, Osun.
  • February 8: Bandits killed ten in Birnin-Gwari LGA, one in Giwa LGA, seven in Chikun LGA, one in Igabi LGA, and five in Kauru LGA in Kaduna.
  • February 8: Pirates abducted one in Brass, Bayelsa.
  • February 9: Pirates abducted one in Brass LGA and four in Nembe LGA in Bayelsa.
  • February 9: Kidnappers abducted seven in Ethiope East, Delta.
  • February 9: Boko Haram kidnapped three customs officers in Geidam, Yobe.
  • February 9: Nigerian troops killed nineteen Boko Haram militants in Kala/Balge, Borno.
  • February 9: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" bandits in both Birnin-Gwari LGA and Giwa LGA (estimated at twenty total) in Kaduna.
  • February 10: Gunmen killed three at a town hall meeting in Idemli North, Anambra.
  • February 10: Sectarian violence led to the deaths of two police officers in Takum, Taraba.
  • February 10: Violence around a university student election led to the deaths of two students in Owo, Ondo.
  • February 10: Nigerian troops killed thirty-one Boko Haram militants in Askira/Uba, Borno.
  • February 11: Herdsmen killed two in Owo, Ondo.
  • February 11: Herdsmen killed two in Egbado North, Ogun.
  • February 11: Gunmen killed three in Oyigbo, Rivers.
  • February 12: Herdsmen killed four in Egbado North, Ogun.
  • February 12: Sectarian violence led to three deaths in Akinyele, Oyo.
  • February 12: Boko Haram killed four in Biu, Borno.
  • February 12: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram commanders in Gwoza, Borno.
  • February 12: Boko Haram killed three Nigerian soldiers in Kukawa, Borno.

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