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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 9–15

January 19, 2021, 7:00 am (EST)

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 9 to January 15, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • January 9: Amotekun operatives killed seven in Ibarapa North, Oyo.
  • January 9: Gunmen killed three in Kauru, Kaduna.
  • January 9: Twenty-eight Boko Haram militants and thirteen soldiers were killed during a clash in Gujba, Yobe; in a separate incident, Nigerian soldiers killed another thirty militants in Gujba.
  • January 9: Nigerian troops killed fifty bandits in Kaura-Namode, Zamfara.
  • January 10: Gunmen killed three mobile police officers in Ughelli North, Delta.
  • January 10: Gunmen killed two in Riyom, Plateau.
  • January 10: Nigerian troops killed five bandits and lost one soldier in Faskari, Katsina.
  • January 10: Kidnappers abducted twenty-seven traders in Etsako West, Edo.
  • January 11: Five soldiers and six Boko Haram militants were killed during a clash in Damboa, Borno.
  • January 11: Gunmen killed a councillorship candidate and kidnapped two others in Oshimili South, Delta.
  • January 11: A Boko Haram suicide bomber killed themselves and six Nigerian soldiers in Damboa, Borno.
  • January 12: Gunmen killed two in Kauru, Kaduna.
  • January 12: Military airstrikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Kaga, Borno.
  • January 12: Suspected land grabbers killed four in Ikorodu, Lagos.
  • January 12: Security forces killed four bandits in Shiroro, Niger State.
  • January 10-January 12: Cult clashes resulted in fourteen deaths in Ikorodu, Lagos.
  • January 13: Bandits killed two in Igabi, Kaduna.
  • January 13: An Amotekun operative killed one civilian in Ibadan North, Oyo.
  • January 13: Bandits kidnapped eighteen in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • January 13: Military airstrikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Konduga, Borno.
  • January 13: Suspected herders killed two in Guma, Benue.
  • January 14: Bandits killed two in Igabi, Kaduna.
  • January 14: Military airstrikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.
  • January 14: Boko Haram landmines killed five soldiers in Chibok, Borno.
  • January 14: Nigerian troops killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • January 15: Communal violence led to two deaths in Ibarapa North, Oyo.
  • January 15: Nigerian troops killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram militants in Marte, Borno.
  • January 15: Bandits killed five police officers and kidnapped thirteen others in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.

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