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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update March 12-18

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

March 21, 2016

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 March 12, to March 18, 2016. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • March 13: Nigerian soldiers killed seventeen Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno.
  • March 13: A clash between rival vigilante groups resulted in the deaths of seven in Gombi, Adamawa.
  • March 14: Boko Haram killed fifteen in Askira/Uba, Borno.
  • March 15: Boko Haram killed five in Askira/Uba, Borno.
  • March 16: 2 suicide bombers killed themselves and twenty-five others at a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • March 16: Cameroonian soldiers killed twenty Boko Haram insurgents in the town of Djibrila in northern Nigeria.
  • March 16: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa, Borno.
  • March 16: Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves and one Nigerien military commander in Diffa, Niger.
  • March 16: Nigerian police killed eleven bank robbers in Lagos State, Lagos.
  • March 17: Fulani herdsmen killed fifteen in Buruku, Benue.

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