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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update January 3-January 9

January 12, 2015

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 3, 2015 to January 9, 2015. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • January 3: Sectarian actors killed a traditional ruler in Kaura, Kaduna.

  • January 3: Boko Haram attacked a military base in Baga, Borno leading to a gunfight with soldiers. At least eleven soldiers and eighty-nine civilians were killed in the attack.

  • January 3: Boko Haram attacked the town of Babbangida, in Tarmuwa, Yobe, leading to another fight with security forces. Casualty figures are still unclear but "scores" were killed (estimated at forty).

  • January 4: Sectarian violence in Mangu, Plateau lead to the deaths of two.

  • January 4: Civilians in Maiha, Adamawa threw a bag into a fire, which turned out to be a bomb. One was killed in the ensuing explosion, and Boko Haram is suspected as having left the bomb.

  • January 6: Gunmen opened fire on two APC convoys in Asari-Toru, Rivers and Khana, Rivers. One died in the Asari-Toru attack. The PDP was blamed for hiring the gunmen.

  • January 7: Boko Haram conducted fresh raids in Baga, Borno. Amnesty International said that these raids resulted in up to 2,000 civilian casualties.

  • January 7: Boko Haram killed twenty-five in Gujba, Yobe.

  • January 9: Boko Haram attacked Damaturu, Yobe, leading to a gun battle with security forces. Casualty figures are still unknown, but at least ten were killed.

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