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Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update October 17-October 23

October 26, 2015

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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, 2015 to October 23, 2015. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

  • October 17: Five Boko Haram killed twelve in Madagali, Adamawa and lost two of their own.
  • October 18: Nigerian troops killed thirty Boko Haram insurgents in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • October 18: Cameroonian troops killed ten Boko Haram insurgents and lost one soldier in Wambache, Cameroon.
  • October 20: Nigerian troops killed one-hundred and fifty Boko Haram insurgents in Madagali, Adamawa.
  • October 21: A suicide bomber killed two Nigerien soldiers in Diffa, Niger. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • October 21: Boko Haram killed twenty in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • October 22: Boko Haram killed twelve in Kerawa, Cameroon.
  • October 22: Fulani herdsmen killed seven in Wukari, Taraba.
  • October 23: A suicide attack on a mosque killed the suicide bomber and twenty-seven others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram is suspected.
  • October 23: A suicide attack on a mosque killed the suicide bomber and forty-nine others in Yola, Adamawa. Boko Haram is suspected.

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