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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 14 – January 20

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

January 23, 2017

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 14 to January 20, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • January 15: Gunmen killed ten civilian joint task force (CJTF) members in Katsina-Ala, Benue.
  • January 15: Fulani herdsmen killed nine in Bosso, Niger.
  • January 15: Sectarian violence led to ten deaths in Obubra, Cross River.
  • January 16: Two Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves and three others at a mosque at the University of Maiduguri in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • January 17: The Nigerian Air Force bombed a refugee camp in Kala/Balge, Borno, killing an estimated two hundred people.
  • January 17: Sectarian violence led to three deaths in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna.
  • January 17: Sectarian violence led to five deaths in Itu, Akwa Ibom.
  • January 18: Oil militants blew up a pipeline in Ughelli South, Delta.
  • January 19: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants in Kala/Balge, Borno.
  • January 20: Security forces allegedly killed eleven Biafra supporters, who were staging a pro-Trump rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers.

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