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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 2–8

March 11, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 2 to 8, 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.

 

 

  • March 2: Gunmen killed seven in Giwa, Kaduna. 
  • March 2: Herdsmen killed sixteen in Gwer West, Benue. 
  • March 2: Gunmen killed two soldiers in Akuku-Toru, Rivers.
  • March 3: Bandits killed forty in Shinkafi and Anka LGAs in Zamfara. 
  • March 3: Bandits killed twenty-three members of the CJTF in Tsafe, Zamfara. 
  • March 5: Bandits killed thirty members of the CJTF in Shinkafi, Zamfara. 
  • March 6: Five were killed by a landmine suspected to have been planted by ISWAP in Maiduguri, Borno. 
  • March 6: Nigerian troops killed seven Boko Haram militants in Shani and Mafa LGAs in Borno. 
  • March 7: Sectarian violence led to twenty deaths in Bassa, Kogi. 
  • March 7: Election-related violence resulted in two deaths in Lagos State, Lagos.
  • March 7: Election-related violence resulted in one death in Ifo, Ogun. 
  • March 7: Bandits killed twenty in Bukkuyum, Zamfara.
  • March 8: Election-related violence resulted in two deaths in Ojo, Lagos. 
  • March 8: Seven soldiers and thirty-eight Boko Haram militants were killed in a clash in Diffa, Niger.
  • March 8: Nigerian troops killed "many" bandits (estimated at twenty) in Bukkuyum, Zamfara. 
  • March 8: Nigerian troops repelled a Boko Haram attack in Mafa, Borno, killing "scores" (estimated at twenty-four) of militants. 

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