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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 30–February 5

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 30 to February 5, 2021. 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 30: Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed one and kidnapped one in Akure North, Ondo.
  • January 31: Boko Haram killed two police officers and one Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member, and kidnapped two police officers in Magumeri, Borno.
  • January 31: Bandits killed one in Zangon-Kataf, Kaduna.
  • January 31: Bandits killed two and kidnapped two in Giwa, Kaduna.
  • January 31: Bandits killed five in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.
  • February 1: Airstrikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Igabi Local Government Area (LGA), "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Ikara LGA, and two bandits in Zaria LGA in Kaduna.
  • February 1: Bandits killed two in Lere LGA and one in Birnin-Gwari LGA in Kaduna.
  • February 1: Gunmen killed one police officer in Isiala Ngwa North, Abia.
  • February 1: Bandits killed twenty-seven and kidnapped forty in Shiroro, Niger State.
  • February 1: Gunmen killed one police officer and kidnapped three Chinese nationals in Atakumosa West, Osun.
  • February 1: Gunmen killed four in Aba, Abia.
  • February 1: Herdsmen killed three in Orhionmwon, Edo.
  • February 2: Kidnappers abducted three in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  • February 2: Police officers killed three bandits in Dutsin-Ma, Katsina.
  • February 2: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Bassa, Plateau.
  • February 3: Kidnappers abducted one journalist and two others in Abuja, FCT.
  • February 3: Bandits killed two in Bassa, Plateau.
  • February 3: Bandits killed two in Igabi, Kaduna.
  • February 3: Nigerian troops killed thirty-two bandits in Shinkafi, Zamfara.
  • February 4: Gunmen killed three at a church in Ihiala, Anambra.
  • February 4: Gunmen killed five in Khana, Rivers.
  • February 4: Sectarian violence led to twelve deaths in Bassa, Plateau.
  • February 4: Nigerian troops killed "a number" (estimated at ten) of Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno.
  • February 5: Bandits killed six in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • February 5: Two police officers and one gunman were killed during an attack on a police station in Obowo, Imo.
  • February 5: Bandits killed two and kidnapped five in Zaria, Kaduna.
  • February 5: Police officers killed six cultists in Egbado North, Ogun.
  • February 5: Nigerian troops killed twenty bandits in Shinkafi, Zamfara.
  • January 13–February 5: Police officers killed eight kidnappers in Edo.

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