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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 17-23

October 27, 2020

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 17 to October 23, 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 17: Three #EndSARS protestors were killed in Osogbo, Osun.
  • October 17: One #EndSARS protestor was killed in Abuja, FCT. 
  • October 17: Two were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Ikorodu, Lagos. 
  • October 18: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Dikwa, Borno. 
  • October 19: Six #EndSARS protestors were killed in Abuja, FCT.
  • October 19: Six were killed when a prison in Benin, Oredo, Edo was broken into.
  • October 19: Four #EndSARS protestors were killed in Etsako West, Edo. 
  • October 19: Six Chadian soldiers and ten Boko Haram militants were killed in a clash on the Chadian side of Lake Chad.
  • October 19: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" ISWA militants in Abadam, Borno. 
  • October 20: Two police officers and six others were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Ibadan, Oyo.
  • October 20: Six civilians were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Ikorodu, Lagos.
  • October 20: Three civilians were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Abuja, FCT.
  • October 20: Two police officers and three protestors were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Orile, Ikeja, Lagos. 
  • October 20: Police officers killed two #EndSARS protestors in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
  • October 20: Police officers killed fifteen #EndSARS protestors in Ibeju/Lekki, Lagos.
  • October 20: Bandits killed twenty-two in Talata-Mafara, Zamfara.
  • October 20: Four civilians were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Kano, Kano.
  • October 20: Two police officers were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Aba, Abia.
  • October 20: Three civilians were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Jos, Plateau.
  • October 20: Seventeen were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Mushin, Lagos.
  • October 20: Four were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Epe, Lagos.
  • October 20: Two were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Oredo, Edo.
  • October 20: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • October 21: Three were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
  • October 21: Three police officers were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Oyigbo, Rivers.
  • October 21: Two civilians were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Enugu East, Enugu.
  • October 21: Bandits kidnapped a family of four in Katsina, Katsina.
  • October 21: Two were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Njaba, Imo.
  • October 21: Two were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Mbaitoli, Imo.
  • October 21: One police officer and one civilian were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Ado-Odo/Ota, Ogun.
  • October 21: Two civilians were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Ikorodu, Lagos.
  • October 21: Police officers killed three #EndSARS protestors in Ondo, Ondo. 
  • October 22: One police officer was beheaded in #EndSARS-related violence in Nnewi, Anambra.
  • October 22: Three were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Onitsha, Anambra.
  • October 22: Two police officers were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Ibadan, Oyo. 
  • October 22: Two were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Akure, Ondo.
  • October 22: Kidnappers abducted two pastors and one church member in Aniocha South, Delta. 
  • October 22: Police officers killed five looters in Alimosho, Lagos.
  • October 23: Five were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Calabar, Cross River.
  • October 23: One customs officer and one aggressor were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Illorin, Kwara.
  • October 23: Two police officers were killed in #EndSARS-related violence in Nnewi, Anambra.

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