Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 1–7
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 1–7

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from January 1 to January 7, 2022.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 1 to January 7, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • January 1: Kidnappers abducted two in Shendam, Plateau.
  • January 1: Soldiers killed two civilians in Abeokuta South, Ogun.
  • January 1: Bandits killed six in Gassol, Taraba.
  • January 2: Bandits killed one and kidnapped twenty in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA); killed five in Igabi LGA and killed one in Zangon Kataf LGA in Kaduna.
  • January 2: Communal violence led to three deaths in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
  • January 3: Police officers killed one suspected Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) member in Orlu, Imo.
  • January 3: Bandits killed two in Zaria LGA and killed twenty-four in Igabi LGA (while security operatives killed two bandits) in Kaduna.
  • January 4: Four inmates were killed during an attempted jailbreak in Ife, Osun.
  • January 4: Gunmen killed two and kidnapped three in Wushishi, Niger State.
  • January 4: Bandits killed two and kidnapped three in Maumfashi, Katsina.
  • January 4: Boko Haram killed ten soldiers in Marte, Borno.
  • January 4: Police officers killed two bandits in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  • January 4: Communal violence led to one death in Kirikasamma, Jigawa.
  • January 4: Vigilantes killed seven bandit informants in Bungudu LGA and four informants in Kaura-Namode LGA in Zamfara.
  • January 5: Bandits killed two hundred in Anka and Bukkuyum LGAs in Zamfara.
  • January 6: Herdsmen killed five in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.
  • January 6: Herdsmen killed three in Ose, Ondo.
  • January 6: Kidnappers abducted one in Asa LGA and four in Ekiti LGA in Kwara.
  • January 6: Gunmen bombed a police station and freed detainees in Ideato South, Imo.
  • January 6: Kidnappers killed one and abducted eight in Gashaka, Taraba.
  • January 6: Communal violence led to two deaths in Isoko South, Delta.
  • January 7: Nigerian troops killed three Boko Haram militants in Mobbar, Borno.

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