CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 2–8, 2022

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

    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.

    Blog Post by Michelle Gavi

    Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 2 to April 8, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

    • April 2: Suspected herdsmen killed twelve in Bassa, Plateau.
    • April 2: Police officers killed three kidnappers in Tundun Wada, Kano.
    • April 2: An IED planted by suspected bandits killed three soldiers on the Abuja-Kaduna road (estimated around Tafa Local Government Area, Kaduna).
    • April 3: Kidnappers abducted twenty-two in Kagarko, Kaduna.
    • April 3: Gunmen killed three Federal Road Safety Corps officials in Aguata, Anambra.
    • April 3: Kidnappers abducted three from a mosque in Abeokuta South, Ogun.
    • April 3: Bandits killed four and abducted "others" (estimated at five) in Tsafe, Zamfara.
    • April 4: Bandits killed seventeen soldiers and three civilians at a military base in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
    • April 4: Gunmen killed two security personnel in Aguata, Anambra.
    • April 5: Bandits killed three and abducted "others" (estimated at five) at a mosque in Bali, Taraba.
    • April 5: Bandits killed one and abducted "others" (estimated at five) in Kankara, Katsina.
    • April 5: Herdsmen killed three in Bassa, Plateau.
    • April 6: Gunmen killed two at an IDP camp in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
    • April 6: Boko Haram killed ten Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Abadam, Borno.
    • April 6: Bandits killed one and kidnapped seven at a mosque in Gassol, Taraba.
    • April 7: Bandits killed three and kidnapped twenty in Shiroro, Niger State.
    • April 7: Gunmen attacked the local government secretariat and killed two in Aguata, Anambra.
    • April 7: Herdsmen killed five in Ovia North-East, Edo.
    • April 8: Bandits killed two in Kajuru, Kaduna.
    • April 8: Gunmen killed three in Munya, Niger State.
    • April 8: Police officers killed one bandit in Dutsinma, Katsina.
    • April 8: Bandits kidnapped "some" (estimated at ten) in Musawa, Katsina.
    • April 8: Military airstrikes killed twenty ISWA militants in Marte, Borno.

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