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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 17–23

November 26, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 17 to 23, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.  

 

 

  • November 17: Boko Haram kidnapped fifty loggers in Ngala, Borno. 
  • November 18–21: Boko Haram killed 118 Nigerian soldiers at army bases in Guzamala, Borno.
  • November 19: Boko Haram killed nine farmers and abducted twelve in Maiduguri, Borno. 
  • November 19: Gunmen abducted the Plateau monarch in Shendam, Plateau. 
  • November 19: Armed robbers killed two policemen and two others in Ijero, Ekiti. 
  • November 20: Sectarian violence led to ten deaths in Safana, Katsina. 
  • November 21: The Nigerian army announced that, in operations taking place since October, they had killed fourteen bandits in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna. 
  • November 22: Boko Haram killed eight at a French drilling camp in Toumour, Niger. 
  • November 23: Boko Haram kidnapped fifteen girls in Toumour, Niger.
  • November 23: Two policemen and four others were killed during an IPOB protest in Nnewi North, Anambra. 
  • November 23: The Nigerian army announced that, in operations taking place over the last three weeks, they had killed seventeen militia men in Ukum, Katsina-Ala, and Vandeikya LGAs in Benue. 

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