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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update March 21-March 27

April 1, 2015

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 21, 2015 to March 27, 2015. 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 21: Nigerian troops killed twenty Boko Haram insurgents and lost one of their own when Boko Haram attempted to attack Bama, Borno.
  • March 21: Nigerian troops liberated Pulka town in Gwoza, Borno from Boko Haram. No casualty figures have been reported.
  • March 22: Two female Boko Haram bombers killed themselves accidentally in Konduga, Borno.
  • March 23: APC and PDP supporters clashed in Etsako East, Edo. There were no casualties.
  • March 24: Two were killed when PDP and APC supporters clashed in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Rivers
  • March 26: Robbers launched a coordinated attack on banks in Owo, Ondo, killing two bank staff and losing six of their own when the police retaliated.
  • March 27: Nigerian troops destroyed Boko Haram headquarters in Gwoza, Borno, killing "scores" of insurgents.

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