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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update May 2-May 8

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)

May 11, 2015

The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau)
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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 2, 2015 to May 8, 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.

     

  • May 2: In retaliation for the killing of the six soldiers by suspected Fulani gunmen in Karim Lamido, Taraba, Nigerian soldiers killed as many as eighty civilians in Wase, Plateau.
  • May 3: Sectarian violence in Takum, Taraba led to the deaths of twenty-one.
  • May 3: Soldiers repelled a Boko Haram attack in the Sambisa Forest in Gwoza, Borno."Many" insurgents (estimated at twenty) and one soldier were killed.
  • May 4: Fulani gunmen killed thirty in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
  • May 5: Cultists killed four in Oredo, Edo.
  • May 6: Boko Haram killed five in Koukodou, Niger.
  • May 6: A vigilante group killed twenty-nine Boko Haram insurgents in Hawul, Borno.
  • May 8: A suspected Boko Haram insurgent attacked a school in Potiskum, Yobe. After firing on the school, he detonated a suicide bomb, killing himself, fourteen others were injured in the attack.

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