Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 18 to 24, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
(Last week, January 17: Thirteen soldiers and four Boko Haram militants were killed during a battle in Bama, Borno.)
- January 18: Bandits kidnapped thirty-two people in Shiroro, Niger.
- January 18: Bandits kidnapped five in Bukkuyum, Zamfara.
- January 18: One soldier and four Boko Haram militants were killed during an attack on an aid facility in Ngala, Borno.
- January 18: Sectarian violence led to four deaths in Igalamela-Odolu, Kogi.
- January 18: Boko Haram killed four soldiers and kidnapped "scores" (estimated at forty) in Bama, Borno.
- January 19: A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber killed herself and nine others in Kaiga-Kindjiria, Chad.
- January 19: Vandals tampered with a pipeline, leading to an explosion that killed five in Alimosho, Lagos.
- January 21: Gunmen killed four in Keana, Nassarawa.
- January 21: Police killed one during a Shiite protest in Abuja, FCT.
- January 21: 8 soldiers and "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants were killed during a battle in Kaga, Borno.
- January 21: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped fourteen in Batsari, Katsina.
- January 22: "Several" (estimated at ten) were killed during a clash between Boko Haram and ISWA militants in Abadam, Borno.
- January 23: Boko Haram killed ten loggers in Dikwa, Borno.
- January 23: Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Ughelli North, Delta.