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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 15–21

May 25, 2021 11:08 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 May 15 to May 21, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • May 15: Herdsmen killed three and a police officer killed one in Guma, Benue.
  • May 15: Gunmen killed four in Khana, Rivers.
  • May 15: Herdsmen killed three in Keana, Nassarawa.
  • May 15: Police officers killed four gunmen and one nurse in Oyigbo, Rivers.
  • May 16: Gunmen killed three police officers during an attack on a police station in Aniocha South, Delta.
  • May 16: Communal violence resulted in three deaths in Ayamelum, Anambra.
  • May 16: Herdsmen killed four in Gwer West, Benue.
  • May 16: Sectarian violence resulted in sixteen deaths in Bali, Taraba.
  • May 16: Police officers killed four robbers in Ethiope East, Delta.
  • May 16: Nigerian troops killed forty Boko Haram militants in Konduga, Borno.
  • May 17: Gunmen killed two police officers during an attack on a police station in Umuahia South, Abia.
  • May 17: Bandits killed three soldiers and kidnapped two expatriates while two bandits were also killed in Magama, Niger State.
  • May 17: Bandits killed eight and kidnapped eleven in Kachia, Kaduna.
  • May 17: Sectarian violence resulted in two deaths in Edu, Kwara.
  • May 18: Kidnappers abducted a Shariah Court judge in Safana, Katsina.
  • May 18: Bandits killed one and kidnapped twenty-one in Batsari, Katsina.
  • May 18: "Hoodlums" set two Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officers on fire in Ebonyi and Ezza North Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Ebonyi.
  • May 18: Bandits killed nine and kidnapped eighteen in Maru, Zamfara.
  • May 19: Bandits killed eight while troops killed three bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.
  • May 19: Herdsmen kill three in Igabi, Kaduna.
  • May 19: Gunmen killed one police officer in Owerri North, Imo.
  • May 19: Communal violence led to three deaths in Odukpani, Cross River.
  • May 19: During an attack by the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) on a Boko Haram base, there was a gunfight that led to a number of deaths followed by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau allegedly blowing himself up along with high-ranking members of ISWA (estimated at twenty total) in Gwoza, Borno.
  • May 19: Bandits killed three and kidnapped twenty in Suleja, Niger State.
  • May 19: Bandits killed eight while troops killed three bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.
  • May 20: Bandits killed five in Kontagora, Niger State.
  • May 20: Gunmen killed one Catholic priest and kidnapped another in Malumfashi, Katsina.
  • May 20: Gunmen killed two in Igabi LGA, one in Giwa LGA, and one in Jema'a LGA in Kaduna.
  • May 21: Robbers killed one police officer and one other in Umuahia North, Abia.
  • May 21: Gunmen killed nine in Makurdi, Benue.
  • May 21: Gunmen killed two Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) officers in Anambra East, Anambra.
  • May 21: A cult clash led to eight deaths in Esit Eket, Akwa Ibom.

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