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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update March 7-March 13

March 16, 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 7, 2015 to March 13, 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 7: Multiple bombs in Maiduguri, Borno killed fifty-eight. Boko Haram is suspected.
      • March 7: Nine were killed in two targeted political attacks in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
      • March 8: A bomb in Kaga, Borno killed 5. Boko Haram is suspected.
      • March 8: Sectarian violence in Barkin Ladi, Plateau led to the deaths of eleven.
      • March 8: Ten Chadian soldiers, 5 Nigerien soldiers, and 300 Boko Haram insurgents were killed as Chad and Niger took back towns in Abadam and Mobbar, Borno.
      • March 9: Soldiers repelled a Boko Haram attack on Gombi, Adamawa killing "several" insurgents.
      • March 10: Boko Haram killed eight in Kaga, Borno.
      • March 10: A young female suicide bomber in Maiduguri, Borno killed thirty-three.
      • March 11: Continued sectarian violence in Barkin Ladi, Plateau led to the deaths of six.
      • March 13: Nigerian gunmen kidnapped three Chinese workers and killed one policeman.

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