CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 2-8, 2022

    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 2 to July 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 GavinJuly 11, 2022 10:31 am (EST)

    Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 2 to July 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.

    • July 2: Bandits killed four farmers in Rabah, Sokoto.
    • July 2: Kidnappers abducted two Catholic Priests in Esan West, Edo.
    • July 2: Kidnappers abducted four in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.
    • July 3: Kidnappers killed one police officer and kidnapped one Chinese expatriate in Moro, Kwara.
    • July 3: Bandits killed one and kidnapped four in Mangu, Plateau.
    • July 3: Police officers killed three kidnappers in Ovia South-West, Edo.
    • July 3: Bandits killed five in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara.
    • July 3: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram militants in Marte, Borno.
    • July 4: Kidnappers abducted one Catholic Priest in Kauru, Kaduna.
    • July 4: Nine bandits and three vigilantes were killed during a clash in Wase, Plateau.
    • July 4: Bandits killed five and abducted twenty in Kajuru, Kaduna.
    • July 5: One prison officer and four inmates were killed when the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) bombed a prison in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory.
    • July 5: Airforce fighter jets accidentally killed two civilians while separately killing forty-two bandits in Safana, Katsina. At the same time, bandits killed two police officers in Safana.
    • July 5: Bandits attacked Buhari's convoy, killing a "few" (est. at five) in Dutsin-Ma, Katsina.
    • July 5: Kidnappers abducted one Catholic Priest in Okpokwu, Benue.
    • July 5: Gunmen killed one police orderly during an assassination attempt on an All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Port Harcourt, Rivers.
    • July 5: Gunmen killed two and kidnapped one in Mubi, Adamawa.
    • July 5: A joint effort between the military and vigilantes killed eight bandits in Kanam, Plateau.
    • July 6: Kidnappers abducted four in Ikole, Ekiti.
    • July 7: Nigerian troops killed “several” (est. at ten) Boko Haram/ISWA militants in Dikwa, Borno.
    • July 8: Herdsmen killed one in Riyom, Plateau.  

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