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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 28–June 3

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

June 6, 2016

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 28, 2016 to June 3, 2016. 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 28: Gunmen killed eight in Ahoada East, Rivers.
  • May 29: Suspected cultists killed six in Emuoha, Rivers.
  • May 29: A religious clash led to the deaths of four in Rafi, Niger.
  • May 29: A bomb planted by Boko Haram killed one soldier and four civilians in Biu, Borno.
  • May 29: Nigerian soldiers killed fifteen oil militants in Brass, Bayelsa.
  • May 30: Nigerian soldiers clashed with oil militants and Biafran protestors, resulting in the deaths of eight soldiers and twenty civilians in Ontisha, Anambra.
  • May 30: Herdsmen killed seven in Konshisha, Benue.
  • June 1: Oil militants killed three soldiers and four civilians in Warri, Delta.
  • June 2: Nigerian soldiers killed nineteen Boko Haram militants in Chukungudu, Borno (Local government area could not be found–estimated at Gwoza).
  • June 2: Nigerian troops killed three Boko Haram militants in Nganzai, Borno.
  • June 2: One Nigerian soldier was killed along with eight Boko Haram militants during a Boko Haram ambush in Mafa, Borno.

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