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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update October 11-October 17

October 20, 2014

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 11 to October 17, 2014. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • October 11: Hoodlums attacked the Edo Assembly Quarters, causing significant damage but killing no one.
  • October 11: Soldiers raided a drug den in Abuja, killing two.
  • October 11: Pirates attacked a passenger boat in Bayelsa and kidnapped four.
  • October 13: Gunmen abducted Tai Solarin University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor in Abeokuta, Ogun.
  • October 14: Pirates killed a soldier in Bayelsa.
  • October 15: Unknown gunmen invaded a teaching hospital in Jos, killing a guard.
  • October 16: Electoral violence in Nasarawa resulted in many injured, there were no deaths.
  • October 16: Fulani herdsmen killed ten in Lafia, Nasarawa.
  • October 17: Cameroonian soldiers killed 108 Boko Haram insurgents, and lost eight of their own in Amchide, Cameroon.
  • October 17:  Boko Haram was suspected in an attack on Abadam, Borno that killed one person after the signing of the ceasefire. (The attacks moved on to Dzur, Borno on Saturday October 18 resulting in eight deaths.)

 

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