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.

    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 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.

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