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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 31 - April 6

April 9, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 31 to April 6, 2018. 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 31: Kidnappers abducted a bride and ten others following a wedding in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna.
  • April 1: During a Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri, Borno, thirteen Boko Haram militants, one soldier, and fourteen civilians were killed. 
  • April 2: Boko Haram killed five Cameroonian soldiers in Sagme, Cameroon.
  • April 3: Gunmen invaded a police station in Kogi, Kogi, killing two police officers. 
  • April 4: Two soldiers and twenty-one bandits were killed during a clash in Anka, Zamfara. 
  • April 4: Bandits killed six in Chikun, Kaduna.
  • April 4: Suspected herdsmen killed four in Takum, Taraba.
  • April 4: Herdsmen killed ten in Gwer West, Benue.
  • April 5: Herdsmen killed five in Donga, Taraba.
  • April 5: Suspected herdsmen killed thirty in Gwer West, Benue.
  • April 5: A total of fifty (estimated split of nine policemen and forty-one civilians) were killed during a bank robbery in Offa, Kwara. 
  • April 6: A communal clash led to five deaths in Yakuur, Cross River.
  • April 6: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram militants in Madagali, Adamawa; one civilian was also killed during the clash. 

 

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