Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 20–26
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 20–26

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 20 to March 26, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • March 20: Three were killed in election-related violence in Ekiti East, Ekiti.
  • March 20: Gunmen killed a police inspector during an attack on a police station in Isiala Mbano, Imo.
  • March 20: Boko Haram killed two Cameroonian soldiers and lost "several" (estimated at ten) militants in Ngala, Borno.
  • March 21: Herdsmen killed three in Ukwuani, Edo.
  • March 21: Cultists killed four in Ibeju/Lekki, Lagos.
  • March 22: Gunmen killed three police officers in Ohafia, Abia.
  • March 22: Bandits killed one in Jema'a Local Government Area (LGA) and three in Igabi LGA in Kaduna.
  • March 23: Nigerian troops and police officers killed sixteen members of the Indigenous People of Biafra's Eastern Security Network in Aba, Abia.
  • March 23: Gunmen killed twelve in Takum, Taraba.
  • March 24: Nigerian troops killed two bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.
  • March 24: Kidnappers abducted four in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory.
  • March 24: Bandits killed three in Illela, Sokoto.
  • March 24: Bandits killed two civilians and troops retaliated, killing two bandits in Katsina-Ala, Benue.
  • March 24: Bandits killed one soldier and twenty vigilantes in Mariga, Niger State.
  • March 24: Bandits killed two in Kaura-Namode, Zamfara.
  • March 25: Bandits killed eight in Birnin-Gwari LGA and one in Giwa LGA in Kaduna.
  • March 25: Kidnappers abducted three from airport quarters in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
  • March 25: Communal violence led to fifteen deaths in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
  • March 26: Kidnappers abducted eight in Kachia, Kaduna.
  • March 26: Nigerian troops killed forty-eight Boko Haram militants in Chibok, Borno.

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