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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 4–10

May 14, 2019

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 4 to 10, 2019. 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 4: Bandits killed thirty-one in Maru, Zamfara. 
  • May 5: Gunmen abducted the Taraba permanent secretary in Jalingo, Taraba.
  • May 5: Sectarian violence resulted in three deaths in Wukari, Taraba.
  • May 6: Sectarian violence led to three deaths in Jama'are, Kaduna.
  • May 6: Sectarian violence led to five deaths in Ardo-Kola, Kaduna.
  • May 7: Boko Haram killed four soldiers and seven others in Jere, Borno. 
  • May 7: The Nigerian Air Force killed twenty bandits in Safana, Zamfara.
  • May 8: Herdsmen killed five in Ardo-Kola, Taraba.
  • May 8: Herdsmen killed six in Jalingo, Taraba.
  • May 8: Nigerian troops killed two bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.
  • May 9: Nigerian troops killed five bandits in Sabon Birni, Sokoto.
  • May 10: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Wukari, Taraba.
  • May 10: Nigerian troops killed seven Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno. 
  • May 10: Sectarian violence led to eight deaths in Jalingo, Taraba.
  • May 10: Bandits killed one in Batsari, Katsina. 

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