CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 7-13, 2022
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from May 7 to May 13, 2022.
Blog Post by Michelle GavinMay 17, 2022 4:22 pm (EST)
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 7 to May 13, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
- May 7: Bandits killed seven in Maradun, Zamfara.
- May 7: Bandits killed three in Jibia, Katsina.
- May 8: Kidnappers abducted a Catholic priest in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom.
- May 9: Kidnappers abducted three in Ogbia, Bayelsa.
- May 9: Bandits killed eight and abducted "many" (estimated at ten) in Goronyo, Sokoto; three of the bandits were also killed.
- May 9: Gunmen killed three in Tafawa-Balewa, Bauchi.
- May 10: Cultists killed three in Oruk-Ana, Akwa Ibom.
- May 10: Bandits killed six soldiers and thirty-four others in Takum, Taraba.
- May 11: Gunmen killed one in Ikorodu, Lagos.
- May 11: Gunmen killed three and kidnapped one in Ningi, Bauchi.
- May 11: Kidnappers abducted "scores" (estimated at forty) in Emuoha, Rivers.
- May 12: A mob killed a student for alleged blasphemy at a college in Sokoto, Sokoto.
- May 12: Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) killed three police officers and one other in Suleja, Niger.
- May 13: Herdsmen killed one in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.
- May 13: A kidnapper abducted three in Sapele, Delta.
- May 13: Militants killed one police officer in Bakassi, Cross River.
- May 13: The Multinational Joint Task Force killed two ISWA leaders in Abadam, Borno.
- May 13: Security bandits killed seven bandits in Chikun, Kaduna; one civilian was also killed in the crossfire.