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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 7 - October 13

October 16, 2017

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 7 to October 13, 2017. 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 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.
  • October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.
  • October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.
  • October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.
  • October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
  • October 11: Four suicide bombers killed themselves but no others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • October 12: A Boko Haram suicide bomber killed himself, four CJTF, and one civilian in Konduga, Borno.
  • October 12: Gunmen kidnapped an Italian priest in Oredo, Edo.
  • October 13: Nigerian troops killed three Boko Haram militants while rescuing a kidnapped boy in Bama, Borno.
  • October 13: Gunmen killed three National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials in Okene, Kogi.
  • October 13: Four British citizens were kidnapped in Burutu, Delta.

 

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