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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update February 7-February 13

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

February 17, 2015

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 7, 2015 to February 13, 2015. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

    • February 7: The Nigerian military killed "scores" of Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa, Borno.
    • February 8: Boko Haram attacked Kerawa, Cameroon, abducting thirty civilians from a bus and killing seven of them. The Cameroonian military killed eleven of the insurgents.
    • February 8: Fulani herdsmen killed eighteen in an attack on Logo, Benue.
    • February 8: The Niger army repelled a Boko Haram attack on Diffa, Niger. Ten civilians reported dead.
    • February 9: The Niger army repelled a Boko Haram attack on a prison in Diffa, but Boko Haram successfully detonated a car bomb in the town, killing five.
    • February 11: Boko Haram attacked Chadian troops in Gamburu, Borno, but the Chadian military killed thirteen insurgents.
    • February 11: Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked the Niger town of Diffa, but only killed themselves.
    • February 12: Two teenage female suicide bombers attacked Biu, Borno, killing themselves and nine others.
    • February 13: Boko Haram attacked Ngouboua, Chad, killing eight civilians, one policeman, and lost two of their own.
    • February 13: Boko Haram attacked two towns outside of Maiduguri, Borno, killing twenty-one.

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