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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: June 15–21

June 24, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 15 to 21, 2019. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • June 16: Sectarian violence led to eight deaths in Ardo-Kola, Taraba. 
  • June 16: Three suicide bombers killed themselves and thirty others in Konduga, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected. 
  • June 16: One soldier, two NSCDC operatives, and one cultist were killed during a clash in Tai, Rivers.
  • June 16: The Nigerian Air Force killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of bandits in Maradun, Zamfara.
  • June 16: The Nigerian Air Force killed "some" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • June 17: Boko Haram killed twenty-five Nigerian soldiers in Nganzai, Borno. 
  • June 17: Boko Haram killed five Nigerian soldiers in Monguno, Borno. 
  • June 17: Herdsmen killed one soldier and three others in Riyom, Plateau. 
  • June 17: Sectarian violence led to six deaths in Ardo-Kola, Taraba. 
  • June 17: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Donga, Taraba.   
  • June 18: Cultists kidnapped seven in Degema, Rivers.
  • June 20: Sectarian violence led to five deaths in Ukum, Benue.
  • June 20: Gunmen killed eighteen in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  • June 20: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Wukari, Taraba.
  • June 21: Kidnappers killed one and abducted eight in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara.
  • June 21: The MNJTF killed forty-two ISWAP (Boko Haram) militants on Doron Naira island in Lake Chad; one Chadian soldier was also killed. 

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