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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 29–June 4

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 29 to June 4, 2021. 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 29: Police repelled an assault on a police station, killing four attackers in Oguta, Imo.
  • May 29: A former advisor to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was killed in Owerri, Imo.
  • May 29: Two police officers and eight Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members were killed during an attack on a police station in Umuahia North, Abia.
  • May 29: Electoral violence resulted in five deaths in Surulere, Lagos.
  • May 30: Police officers killed ten gang members in Enugu, Enugu.
  • May 30: Bandits kidnapped 208 and killed two at a school in Rafi, Niger State.
  • May 30: Sectarian violence led to fifty deaths in Ebonyi, Ebonyi.
  • May 30: Pirates killed two in Asari Toru, Rivers.
  • May 30: Herdsmen killed nine in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.
  • May 31: Bandits killed one police officer and fifteen civilians while five bandits were killed by vigilantes in Mariga, Niger State.
  • May 31: One police officer, three civilians, and three bandits were killed during an attack in Jibia, Katsina.
  • May 31: Gunmen killed three in Oru East, Imo.
  • May 31: Boko Haram killed seven soldiers in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • May 31: Three police officers were killed by unknown attackers in Enugu, Enugu.
  • June 1: Bandits killed four in Jema'a Local Government Area (LGA), one in Giwa LGA, and one in Birnin-Gwari LGA in Kaduna.
  • June 1: Police officers killed three gunrunners in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.
  • June 2: Nigerian troops killed fifty Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Damboa, Borno.
  • June 2: Robbers killed four police officers and three civilians in Isokan and Irewole LGAs in Osun.
  • June 2: Police killed five bandits in Kurfi, Katsina.
  • June 3: One police officer, four attackers, and two civilians were killed during a clash in Owerri, Imo.
  • June 3: Bandits killed twelve in Gusau LGA and ten in Anka LGA in Zamfara.
  • June 3: Pirates killed two in Degema, Rivers.
  • June 3: Bandits killed eight in Danko Wasagu, Kebbi.
  • June 4: Bandits killed two in Chikun LGA and three in Igabi LGA in Kaduna.
  • June 4: Soldiers killed a Department of State Services (DSS) operative in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti.
  • June 4: Police killed five robbers in Logo, Benue.
  • June 4: Herdsmen killed one in Ibarapa North, Oyo.
  • June 4: Herdsmen killed two and kidnapped one in Logo, Benue.

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