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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 1 – July 7

July 10, 2017


Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 1 to July 7, 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.


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(update from last week, June 27–29: A three-day communal clash led to 150 deaths in Yala, Cross River)

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  • July 1: Four suicide bombers killed themselves and one other in Mora, Cameroon. Boko Haram was suspected.
  • July 1: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno.
  • July 2: Boko Haram killed nine and abducted forty in Kabalewa, Niger.
  • July 2: Police killed five robbery suspects in Owerri West, Imo.
  • July 3: The Badoo cult killed three civilians at a church in Ikorodu, Lagos.
  • July 3: Gunmen kidnapped fourteen from a bus in Port Harcourt, Delta.
  • July 3: Nigerian soldiers killed "many" (est. at twenty) Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno. 
  • July 3: Three Boko Haram fighters and one Nigerian soldier were killed in a battle in Dikwa, Borno.
  • July 4: Boko Haram attacked a military base in Biu, Borno. There were no casualties.
  • July 5: Nigerian soldiers mistook fourteen civilians for militants and killed them in Abadam, Niger.
  • July 6: One suicide bomber detonated and killed himself and a second was shot at UNIMAID in Maiduguri, Borno.
  • July 7: Two suicide bombers detonated and killed themselves and a third was shot and killed at UNIMAID in Maiduguri, Borno. 


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