Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 9–15
from Africa in Transition and Africa Program

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 9–15

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from October 9 to October 15, 2021.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.
The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 9 to October 15, 2021. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • October 9: Gunmen abducted one police officer during an attack on a police station in Uzo-Uwani, Enugu.
  • October 10: Thirty-two bandits and five police officers were killed during a clash in Rafi, Niger State.
  • October 10: Kidnappers abducted two in Yola South, Adamawa.
  • October 10: Nigerian troops killed "a number" (estimated at ten) of Boko Haram militants when they repelled an attack on Konduga, Borno.
  • October 11: Kidnappers abducted three seminarians in Jema'a, Kaduna.
  • October 11: Suspected herdsmen killed two in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna.
  • October 12: Gunmen killed one soldier while six gunmen were killed during a clash in Ihiala, Anambra.
  • October 12: Two vigilantes and an "unspecified number" (estimated at ten) of bandits were killed during a clash in Shiroro, Niger State.
  • October 13: Kidnappers abducted two in Umuahia North, Abia.
  • October 13: A transport unions clash resulted in three deaths in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.
  • October 13: Bandits killed six soldiers and abducted "many" (estimated at ten) civilians in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  • October 14: Kidnappers abducted five in Ekiti, Kwara.
  • October 14: Bandits killed twelve in Kaura-Namode, Zamfara.
  • October 15: Sectarian violence led to three deaths in Bassa, Plateau.
  • October 15: Bandits abducted a Katsina monarch in Charanchi, Katsina.
  • October 15: Gunmen killed one in Wukari, Taraba.

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