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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 1–7

September 10, 2018

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 1 to September 7, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • September 1: A police officer was beheaded in Jos North, Plateau.
  • September 2: Sectarian violence led to twelve deaths in Jos South, Plateau. 
  • September 2: Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Bassa, Plateau. 
  • September 2: Cultists killed two in Etsako West, Edo.
  • September 2: Cultists killed two in Oredo, Edo.
  • September 4: Gunmen killed five in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
  • September 4: Nigerian military killed "scores" (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram militants in Kukawa, Borno.
  • September 5: Boko Haram killed two and kidnapped twenty-five in Gwoza, Borno. 
  • September 6: Gunmen killed two in Barkin Ladi, Plateau. 
  • September 6: Nigerian soldiers killed fourteen Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • September 6: Nigerian soldiers killed "several" (estimated at five) herdsmen in Guma, Benue.
  • September 6: Nigerian soldiers killed "many" (estimated at twenty) Boko Haram militants in Kukawa and Guzamala LGAs in Benue.
  • September 7: Herdsmen killed three policemen and two others in Lau, Taraba.
  • September 7: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at five) Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • September 7: Boko Haram killed five in Guzamala, Borno.

 

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