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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update November 1-November 7

November 10, 2014

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 1 to November 7, 2014. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

November 1: Boko Haram killed eighteen in Uba, Borno.

November 1: Fulani herdsmen killed twenty in Nasarawa.

November 2: Sectarian violence resulted in the deaths of forty-two in Zamfara.

November 2: Gunmen freed 144 inmates and killed 1 in Kogi prison.

November 3: A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber killed eighty-two Shiites during a procession in Potiskum, Yobe.

November 3: Boko Haram has brought Mubi under Sharia law, amputating ten people and beheading two imams.

November 3: Soldiers killed over fifty sectarian insurgents in Nasarawa during a raid on their camp.

November 4: Boko Haram killed thirteen in Gombe and raided a French factory, stealing a large quantity of dynamite.

November 5: Boko Haram killed twenty-one in a raid on Malam Fatori, Borno, but also lost "dozens" of their own insurgents (estimated at twenty-four).

November 5: Eighteen were found shot dead after they were arrested by the Nigerian army in Potiskum, Yobe. Community leaders believe they were targeted because they belonged to the Kanuri ethnic group (most Boko Haram recruits are Kanuri).

November 7: A suicide bomber and a second bomber killed at least sixteen during an attack on a Bauchi bank. Boko Haram is suspected.

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