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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 24-30

November 2, 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 24 to October 30, 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 24: Approximately two security forces and three armed civilians were killed during a clash in Oredo, Edo.
  • October 24: Security forces killed ten looters in Calabar, Cross River.
  • October 24: Stampeding from looters killed six in Jalingo, Taraba.
  • October 24: Six Boko Haram militants and one police officer were killed during a clash in Tarmuwa, Yobe.
  • October 24: Boko Haram killed eight farmers in Konduga, Borno.
  • October 24: Suspected bandits killed one and kidnapped three in Faskari, Katsina.
  • October 24: Nigerian troops killed "several" (estimated at ten) bandits in Giwa, Kaduna.
  • October 24: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Abadam, Borno.
  • October 25: Suspected bandits killed one and kidnapped three in Faskari, Katsina.
  • October 25: Hoodlums killed one police officer in an attack on a police station in Ibadan, Oyo.
  • October 25: Soldiers killed four looters in Jos North, Plateau.
  • October 25: Suspected bandits kidnapped five in Maru, Zamfara.
  • October 25: Twenty-two Boko Haram militants, one civilian, and five soldiers were killed during a clash in Damboa, Borno.
  • October 25: Gunmen killed one and kidnapped four in Nasarawa, Nassarawa.
  • October 26: Bandits killed one customs officer in Ringim, Jigawa.
  • October 26: Hoodlums killed one police inspector in Abakaliki, Ebonyi.
  • October 27: Bandits killed one civilian and kidnapped three, and police officers killed five of the bandits in Safana, Katsina.
  • October 27: Gunmen kidnapped seventeen at a mosque in Toto, Nassarawa.
  • October 27: Gunmen kidnapped four in Lafia, Nassarawa.
  • October 28: Gunmen killed one police officer and one civilian in Ado, Benue.
  • October 29: Bandits killed thirty in Dandume, Katsina.
  • October 29: Bandits killed four in Maradun, Zamfara.
  • October 29: Bandits killed one and kidnapped fifteen in Maru, Zamfara.
  • October 29: Soldiers killed three Boko Haram militants in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • October 29: Nigerian troops killed three bandits and lost one soldier in Faskari, Katsina.
  • October 30: Kidnappers abducted three in Akoko North-East, Ondo.
The cover of Nigeria and the Nation-State: Rethinking Diplomacy with the Postcolonial World, by John Campbell.

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