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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update January 24-January 30

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

February 2, 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 24, 2015 to January 30, 2015. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • January 24: Boko Haram attacked six villages in Michika, Adamawa, killing "several" and kidnapping "several" (estimated as seven killed and seven kidnapped).
  • January 25: Boko Haram attacked Maiduguri, but was repelled by the military. At least 100 were suspected killed in the attack, including approximately 80 insurgents, 15 soldiers, and 5 civilians.
  • January 25: Boko Haram captured Monguno in Borno. Fifteen soldiers and twenty-five civilians were killed.
  • January 25: Boko Haram attacked Konduga in Borno, but was repelled by the military. Casualty numbers are still unconfirmed.
  • January 25: Fulani insurgents killed ten in Agatu, Benue.
  • January 26: The military fought to recapture Monguno from Boko Haram, but casualty figures were unknown.
  • January 27: Sectarian violence resulted in the deaths of seven in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna.
  • January 29: Chadian soldiers recaptured Malumfatori in Abadam, Borno from Boko Haram. Casualty figures are unknown.
  • January 29: Although civilian reports were skeptical, the Nigerian military claimed to have recaptured Michika, Adamawa. No casualty figures were reported.
  • January 29: In a battle with Chadian soldiers, 123 Boko Haram insurgents and 3 soldiers were killed in Fokotol, Cameroon.
  • January 30: Sectarian violence resulted in the deaths of twenty-seven in Wukari, Taraba.
  • January 30: Sectarian violence resulted in the deaths of twenty in Logo, Benue.

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