Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 10 to October 16, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
- October 10: Kidnappers abducted twenty-four people in Kuje, FCT.
- October 10: One person was killed during protests against the Special-Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Ogbomosho, Oyo.
- October 10: Gunmen killed nine in Giwa, Kaduna.
- October 10: Gunmen killed two in Bauchi, Bauchi.
- October 11: Soldiers killed two during a curfew protest in Sanga, Kaduna.
- October 11: Bandits killed eight in Faskari, Katsina.
- October 11: Three people were killed during protests against SARS in Ogbomosho, Oyo.
- October 11: Gunmen killed a mobile police officer in Okpe, Delta.
- October 12: One police officer and one civilian were killed during protests against SARS in Surulere, Lagos.
- October 12: Bandits killed six vigilantes in Rafi, Niger State.
- October 12: Boko Haram killed fourteen farmers in Maiduguri, Borno.
- October 13: Vigilante members killed eleven herdsmen in Kurfi, Katsina.
- October 13: A military airstrike killed "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Batsari, Katsina.
- October 15: Armed robbers killed a mobile police officer in Warri, Delta.
- October 15: Gunmen killed three at a mosque in Koton Karfe, Kogi.
- October 15: Military airstrikes killed "several" (estimated at ten) ISWA members in Abadam, Borno.
- October 16: Communal violence led to nine deaths in Isoko South, Delta.
- October 16: Two people were killed during protests against SARS in Oredo, Edo.
- October 16: ISWA killed fourteen soldiers in Konduga, Borno.
- October 16: Boko Haram killed three people and kidnapped five children in Oudal, Cameroon.
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