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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 4 - November 10

November 13, 2017

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 4 to November 10, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.



(Last week, November 3: Boko Haram killed six in Magumeri, Borno.)

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  • November 4: Electoral violence killed three in Oji River, Enugu.
  • November 4: Boko Haram killed one and kidnapped ten in Gwoza, Borno.
  • November 4: Nigerian soldiers killed "dozens" of Boko Haram militants (est. at twenty-four) in Bama, Borno.
  • November 5: Police killed four Shiites in Kano Municipal, Kano.
  • November 5: Two suicide bombers killed themselves and two others in Madagali, Adamawa. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • November 6: During a Boko Haram attack in Madagali, Adamawa, forty-two Boko Haram militants were killed along with one soldier and two civilians. 
  • November 6: One of the British citizens kidnapped in October was killed (exact date unknown) in Burutu, Delta. Nigerian security forces said that he was not killed by the militants, but rather died of an asthma attack while in captivity. 
  • November 7: Four suicide bombers killed themselves and one other in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • November 7: Sectarian violence led to eleven deaths in Riyom, Plateau.
  • November 8: Police killed one kidnapper and lost one sergeant in Warri, Delta. 
  • November 10: Boko Haram killed three soldiers and one CJTF in Gwoza, Borno.


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