Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 16–22
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 16–22

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 16 to October 22, 2021.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 16 to October 22, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • October 16: Three customs agents and four smugglers were killed during a clash in Obafemi-Owode, Ogun.
  • October 16: Kidnappers abducted two university students in Lafia, Nassarawa.
  • October 16: Customs agents killed two smugglers in Ikeja, Lagos.
  • October 16: Three soldiers and twenty Boko Haram militants were killed during a clash in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • October 17: Gunmen killed one police officer during an attack on a police station in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
  • October 17: Cultists killed four in Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom.
  • October 17: Bandits killed forty-nine in Goronyo, Sokoto.
  • October 17: Security agents killed five protesting youth in Afikpo, Ebonyi.
  • October 18: Security forces killed ten bandits in Giwa, Kaduna.
  • October 18: Air assaults killed fifty bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • October 19: Gunmen killed three traditional rulers in Njaba, Imo.
  • October 20: Kidnappers abducted thirty in Rafi, Niger State.
  • October 20: Soldiers killed five Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militants in Arochukwu, Abia.
  • October 20: Bandits bombed a train near Dutse, Kaduna; there were no casualties.
  • October 20: Kidnappers abducted nine in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  • October 20: The Nigerian Air Force killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram militants in Abadam, Borno.
  • October 20: A communal clash led to an "unspecified number" (estimated at ten) of deaths in Gamjuwa, Bauchi.
  • October 21: Kidnappers abducted four in Ikole, Ekiti.
  • October 21: Gunmen attacked a police station Isiala Mbano, Imo; they freed the prisoners but there were no casualties.
  • October 22: Gunmen attacked a correctional facility in Oyo, Oyo, killing two soldiers and two Amotekun operatives, and freeing the inmates.
  • October 22: Kidnappers abducted two in Akure, Ondo.

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