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May 16, 2022

Nigeria
Gruesome “Blasphemy” Killing Brings Nigeria’s Long-Running Ethno-Religious Divide Into Sharp Focus

Last week’s gruesome murder of Deborah Yakubu, a home economics sophomore at the Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, comes at a time of escalating social and economic tension in Nigeria, and will most certainly raise the political stakes as the country enters electioneering season in preparation for next year’s presidential election.

A sign that reads "Higher Shariah Court," a child with a bucket in the background, and an old looking building.

May 23, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 14-20

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from May 14 to May 20, 2022. 

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

May 31, 2022

Nigeria
Elite Compact Thrown Into Doubt as Atiku Abubakar’s Emergence Blows Nigerian Presidential Race Wide Open

The outcome of party presidential primaries appears to signal the end of post-military elite political consensus. 

Nigerian Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar gives an impassioned speech while gesturing

December 1, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kano, Nigeria, Mosque Attack Likely Aimed at Governor, Emir

The November 28 attack on worshippers at Kano’s Central Mosque killed at least 130, according to the Nigerian media. No group has claimed responsibility, though most observers appear to think it was …

Africa - Kano Bombing

December 11, 2014

Who Is Responsible For The Upsurge in Terrorism in Kano, Nigeria?

Since mid-November there has been a flurry of terrorist attacks in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city, the metropolis of the northern half of the country, and an ancient center of Islamic culture. …

Kano Blast 1210

April 12, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 2–8

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 2 to April 8, 2022.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

April 14, 2022

Nigeria
State Department Report Highlights Magnitude of Human Rights Challenge in Nigeria

The just released Nigeria 2021 Human Rights Report confirms what observers and rights advocates already know about the Nigerian state’s execrable human rights record and the increasingly dismal daily experience of Nigerians. Released annually since 1977 by the United States Department of State, the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are a critical gauge of the human rights situation across the world.

Nigerian protestors walk the streets with posters in hand.

June 20, 2016

Religion
Religion and Refugee Resettlement in the United States

Shaun Casey and Melineh Kano discuss refugee resettlement in the United States.

Podcast

March 15, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: March 5–11

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from March 5 to March 11, 2022.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

February 2, 2021

Nigeria
Nigerian President Buhari Shuffles Military Service Chiefs

President Buhari's January 26 announcement that he has fired all four of his military service chiefs will be welcomed by his critics. His new appointments appear to be of high quality in terms of official announcements about their background.

Major General Leo Irabor, then-commander of the Nigerian military's operation against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, is seated while speaking to the media. He is wearing camouflage, military fatigues with a hat. A flag is on a flagpole over his right shoulder.