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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update January 10-January 16

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

January 20, 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 January 10, 2015 to January 16, 2015. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • January 10: A suicide bombing took place in Maiduguri, Borno, killing twenty people. Boko Haram is suspected of orchestrating this attack.

  • January 10: Nigerian troops repelled a Boko Haram attack in Askira/Uba, Borno, killing an estimated twenty-four militants.

  • January 10: A bomb at a police station in Potiskum, Yobe killed two. Boko Haram is suspected.

  • January 11: Hoodlums blew up the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Okrika, Rivers. No one was harmed.

  • January 11: Two young female suicide bombers hit Potiskum, Yobe, killing themselves and eighteen others. Boko Haram is suspected.

  • January 12: Boko Haram attacked a military base in Kolofata, Cameroon. The Cameroonian soldiers killed one hundred and forty-three militants and lost one of their own.

  • January 13: Armed robbers killed eight policemen and ten others in an attack on a bank in Akoko North-West, Ondo.

  • January 14: Nigerian troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram on Biu, Borno. The soldiers killed forty-two militants, fifteen of whom turned out to be Chadian.

  • January 16: A suicide bomber killed himself and five others in Gombe. Boko Haram is suspected.

  • January 16: Another APC secretariat in Rivers was bombed. There were no casualties reported.

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