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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 14–20

March 23, 2020

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 14 to 20, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker

 

 

  • March 14: Bandits killed one and kidnapped four in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna. 
  • March 14: The Nigerian Air Force killed "some" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Kukawa, Borno. 
  • March 15: Six Nigerian soldiers and three Boko Haram militants were killed during a clash in Bama, Borno. 
  • March 15: Bandits killed three in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna. 
  • March 15: Police killed three kidnappers in Jada, Adamawa. 
  • March 16: Kidnappers abducted two in Ibadan, Oyo. 
  • March 17: The Nigerian Air Force killed seventeen bandits in Giwa, Kaduna.  
  • March 17: Bandits killed sixteen in Maru, Zamfara. 
  • March 17: Bandits killed two in Birnin-Magaji, Zamfara. 
  • March 18: The Nigerian Air Force killed "some" (estimated at ten) ISWAP leaders in Abadam, Borno. 
  • March 18: Sectarian violence led to five deaths in Chikun, Kaduna. 
  • March 19: Police killed four kidnappers in Dutsinma, Katsina. 
  • March 19: Kidnappers abducted seven in Wukari, Taraba. 
  • March 19: The Nigerian military killed twenty-four bandits in Jibia, Katsina. 
  • March 19: The Nigerian military killed two bandits in Maru, Zamfara.

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