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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 21 – January 27

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

January 30, 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 21 to January 27, 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 21:  Sectarian violence continued in Kaduna, leading to the death of five college students and a thirteen year old.
  • January 23: Boko Haram attacked a village in Askira LGA of Borno, killing three and abducting a woman.
  • January 25: The military foiled three suicide attacks, one of a military check point and another two on a mosque in Borno.
  • January 25: The military fought off an effort by Boko Haram to take a military base in Yobe.

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