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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update January 31-February 6

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

February 10, 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.

    • February 1: Boko Haram attacked Maiduguri, Borno again, but were ultimately repelled by the military. Five-hundred insurgents, two soldiers, and ten civilians died.
    • February 1: A suicide bomber in Potsikum, Yobe killed himself and nine others. Boko Haram is suspected.
    • February 1: A suicide bomber and a second bomb in Gombe killed five, including the bomber, a soldier, and three civilians. Boko Haram is suspected.
    • February 2: A car bomb in Gombe killed the bomber and seventeen others. Boko Haram is suspected.
    • February 2: Electoral violence in Lagos State resulted in the deaths of six.
    • February 3: Chadian soldiers retook the town of Gamboru in Benue from Boko Haram. Two-hundred militants were killed, along with nine Chadian soldiers.
    • February 4: The Chadian and Cameroonian militaries repelled Boko Haram in Fokotol, Cameroon. Three-hundred militants, 100 civilians, 16 Chadian soldiers, and 7 Cameroonian soldiers died in the battle.
    • February 5: Boko Haram launched a retaliatory attack in Fokotol, Cameroon, killing ninety-one civilians.
    • February 6: Niger forces killed 109 Boko Haram militants and lost 5 of their own in Bosso, Niger. There was one additional civilian casualty.

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