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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 22 - July 28

July 31, 2017

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 22 to July 28, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • July 22: The Nigerian army killed three suicide bombers in Konduga, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • July 23: Three suicide bombers killed themselves and four others at two IDP camps in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • July 23: Police killed three Boko Haram militants in Ungogo, Kano.
  • July 24: A suicide bomber was killed in a failed attack on UNIMAID in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • July 25: Police killed five kidnappers in Obafemi Owode, Ogun. 
  • July 25: Boko Haram killed nine soldiers, one civilian and abducted ten Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) officials/UNIMAID staff in Magumeri, Borno.
  • July 26: In a rescue mission, some of the kidnapped NNPC/UNIMAID staff were rescued, but ten soldiers, thirty-three CJTF, and sixteen civilians were killed in the process in Magumeri, Borno.
  • July 26: Boko Haram killed ten soldiers in Gwoza, Borno
  • July 26: Three suicide bombers were killed in a foiled attack in Konduga, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • July 27: Boko Haram killed five in Damboa, Borno.
  • July 28: Suspected cultists killed eight in Emuoha, Rivers.

 

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