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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 26–February 1

February 4, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 26 to February 1, 2019. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

(Last week, approximately January 22–24: Herdsmen killed fifteen in Gwer West, Makurdi, Guma, and Logo LGAs of Benue.)

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  • January 26: Kidnappers abducted seven in Birnin Magaji, Zamfara
  • January 26: Cultists killed one police officer and two rival cult members in Ikpoba Okha, Edo; the police officer was suspected of being a cult member as well. 
  • January 26: Boko Haram (ISWA) claimed to have killed thirty soldiers in Ngala, Borno; the Nigerian army refuted this claim.
  • January 27: Boko Haram killed four and abducted two in Konduga, Borno. 
  • January 28: Gunmen killed three and kidnapped fourteen in Emuoha, Rivers.
  • January 22–28: Nigerian troops killed twenty-one bandits in Zamfara and Katsina (exact LGAs not specified); the bandits also killed eleven civilians and one vigilante.
  • January 28: Kidnappers abducted twenty-six in Zurmi, Zamfara.
  • January 28: Boko Haram killed sixty soldiers in Kala/Balge, Borno; the Nigerian army refuted this report.
  • January 28: Boko Haram killed four in Bosso, Niger.
  • January 30: Gunmen kidnapped the chief press secretary to the Taraba governor along with approximately three others in Gashaka, Taraba.
  • January 31: Herdsmen killed one police officer in Ndokwa East, Delta. 
  • February 1: Boko Haram killed six in Bague Djaradi, Niger.
  • February 1: Boko Haram abducted "several" (estimated at five) civilians in Gubja, Yobe.

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