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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 3-9

October 12, 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 3 to October 9, 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 3: The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killed a civilian in Ughelli North, Delta. 
  • October 3: Gunmen killed a pastor in Ekiti West, Ekiti.  
  • October 3: A police officer killed a civilian in Abuja, FCT. 
  • October 3: Suspected Fulani bandits killed nine in Batsari, Katsina.
  • October 3: Bandits kidnapped twenty in Jibia, Katsina. 
  • October 4: One was killed in election-related violence in Akure, Ondo. 
  • October 4: Troops killed two bandits in Kachia, Kaduna. 
  • October 5: Sectarian violence led to six deaths in Riyom, Plateau. 
  • October 5: Troops killed a bandit leader and "some" others (estimated at five total) in Barkin Ladi, Plateau. 
  • October 5: Bandits kidnapped six in Maru, Zamfara. 
  • October 6: Herdsmen killed two in Bassa, Plateau. 
  • October 7: Kidnappers abducted three in Kuje, FCT.
  • October 7: Kidnappers abducted twelve in Ughelli North, Delta. 
  • October 8: One police officer and one civilian were killed during an EndSARS protest in Ughelli North, Delta. 
  • October 8: Police officers killed two robbers in Ikot-Ekpene, Akwa Ibom.
  • October 8: Suspected herdsmen killed two in Afikpo, Ebonyi.
  • October 8: Air strikes killed "many" (estimated at twenty) bandits in Batsari, Katsina.
  • October 9: Gunmen killed one police officer and one civilian in Ethiope East, Delta. 
  • October 9: Police officers dispersed protestors with gunshots in Osogbo, Osun.
  • October 9: Bandits killed three in Giwa, Kaduna. 

 

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