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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 9–15

February 20, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 9 to 15, 2019. 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 9: Hoodlums attacked an All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign convoy in Abuja. 
  • February 9: Boko Haram killed one soldier and one civilian; Nigerian troops fought back and killed three Boko Haram militants in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • February 9: Soldiers killed two suspected cultists at an APC rally in Oguta, Imo. 
  • February 10: Bandits killed nine and kidnapped fifteen in Shiroro, Niger.
  • February 11: Suspected herdsmen killed sixty-six in Kajuru, Kaduna. 
  • February 11: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped two university workers in Iwo, Osun. 
  • February 11: Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) accused the Nigerian Army of killing five Biafrans in Owerri, Imo, and of abducting at least two Biafrans in Aba, Abia. 
  • February 12: The Islamic State claimed to have killed forty-two in an attack on Governor Shettima's convoy in Ngala, Borno. 
  • February 12: Nigerian troops killed eleven Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier and one civilian in Madagali, Adamawa. 
  • February 12: Herdsmen killed two in Ndokwa West, Delta. 
  • February 13: Herdsmen killed one and abducted a cleric in Udi, Enugu.
  • February 14: Customs officials killed five smugglers in Jibia, Katsina.
  • February 14: Three were killed during a clash between APC and People's Democratic Party (PDP) supporters at a rally in Yola, Adamawa.
  • February 15: Gunmen killed an aide to the Delta State Governor in Uvwie, Delta. 
  • February 15: Boko Haram killed seven Nigerien soldiers while Nigerien troops killed "several" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants in Chetima Wanou, Niger.
  • February 15: Gunmen killed six in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, two in Ikwerre, and one police officer in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.
  • February 15: Two were killed by security operatives when they broke into an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Obot Akara, Akwa Ibom. 

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