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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update March 28-April 3

April 6, 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 28, 2015 to April 3, 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 28: Boko Haram killed twenty-five in Biu, Borno.
  • March 28: Two were killed in a Boko Haram attack on polling stations in Nafada, Gombe.
  • March 28: There were bombings by unknown perpetrators at polling stations in Awka, Anambra, and Enugu. No casualties have been reported.
  • March 28: Boko Haram gunmen killed three voters in Fika, Yobe, and another three voters in Gombe.
  • March 28: Eight Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials were kidnapped in Enugu.
  • March 28: Boko Haram killed four in Funakaye, Gombe and eight in Dukku, Gombe.
  • March 28: One soldier was killed in Obio/Akpor, Rivers. A voter was killed in Eleme, and another voter was killed in Tai.
  • March 29: The Nigerien and Chadian armies killed fifty Boko Haram insurgents in Jere, Borno. Two Chadian soldiers were killed.
  • March 30: Police and vigilantes killed six insurgents (not specifically identified as Boko Haram), while the insurgents killed three vigilantes in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi.
  • April 1: Fulani militias killed thirty in Logo, Benue.
  • April 1: The Chadian army killed "hundreds" of Boko Haram insurgents, and lost nine soldiers in Abadam, Borno.
  • April 2: A suicide bomber killed nineteen in Gombe. Boko Haram is suspected.

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