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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 27–April 2

April 5, 2021
11:50 am (EST)

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 27 to April 2, 2021. 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 27-28: A cult war resulted in four deaths in Awka North, Anambra.
  • March 28: Gunmen killed a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain and kidnapped his wife in Tafa, Niger State.
  • March 28: A cult war resulted in three deaths in Ogbadibo, Benue.
  • March 28: Sectarian violence resulted in eight deaths in Uzu-Uwani, Enugu.
  • March 28: A cult war resulted in three deaths in Osogbo, Osun.
  • March 29: Herdsmen killed twenty in Ishielu, Ebonyi.
  • March 29: Gunmen killed three in Ezza South, Ebonyi.
  • March 29: Kidnappers abducted three in Oluyole, Oyo.
  • March 29: Kidnappers abducted a Catholic priest and three others in Kagarko, Kaduna.
  • March 29: Sectarian violence resulted in three deaths in Bassa, Plateau.
  • March 29: Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) killed four police officers in Essien-Udim, Akwa Ibom.
  • March 30: Gunmen killed a Catholic priest and three others in Katsina-Ala, Benue.
  • March 30: A bank robbery resulted in the deaths of one police officer, one robber, and four civilians in Aniocha North, Delta.
  • March 30: Kidnappers abducted two Chinese farmers in Obafemi-Owode, Ogun.
  • March 30: Bandits killed six in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA), one in Giwa LGA, and one in Kajuru LGA in Kaduna.
  • March 30: Communal violence led to seven deaths in Ibiono Ibom, Akwa Ibom.
  • March 30: Communal violence led to three deaths in Owan West, Edo.
  • March 31: Gunmen killed three police officers and kidnapped a commissioner at a rally in Aguata, Anambra.
  • March 31: Boko Haram claimed responsibility for gunning down a Nigerian Air Force jet with two pilots around Gwoza, Borno; the air force rejected this claim.
  • April 1: Bandits killed five soldiers and nine civilians and kidnapped twenty in Shiroro, Niger State.
  • April 1: Kidnappers abducted five in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
  • April 1: Sectarian violence led to four deaths in Ekeremor, Bayelsa.
  • April 2: Nigerian soldiers killed eight Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.
  • April 2: Nigerian soldiers killed five youths in Ardo-Kola, Taraba.
  • April 2: Bandits killed two in Kokona, Nassarawa.

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