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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 5-11

September 14, 2020

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 5 to September 11, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

 

 

  • September 5: Sectarian violence led to one death in Irepodun, Osun. 
  • September 5: Bandits killed one Nigerian Air Force officer in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna. 
  • September 6: Herdsmen killed three and kidnapped seven in Kajuru, Kaduna. 
  • September 6: Boko Haram killed seven and kidnapped two in Maiduguri, Borno. 
  • September 6: Nigerian troops killed one bandit in Guma, Benue.  
  • September 6: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram/ISWA insurgents in Gwoza, Borno.
  • September 6: Kidnappers killed one police officer, one Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) official, and one civilian whom they had previously abducted in Chikun, Kaduna.  
  • September 7: Gunmen killed one police officer in Ohafia, Abia. 
  • September 7: Nigerian troops killed four bandits in Chikun, Kaduna. 
  • September 8: A NSCDC officer killed one civilian in Obingwa, Abia.  
  • September 8: Herdsmen killed one in Zangon Kataf LGA and one in Kauru LGA in Kaduna. 
  • September 9: Bandits kidnapped three and killed one in Bungudu, Zamfara. 
  • September 9: Herdsmen killed two in Keana, Nassarawa. 
  • September 10: Gunmen kidnapped thirty in Gwagwalada, FCT. 
  • September 11: Sectarian violence led to two deaths in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna.  

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