CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update, August 6 - 12, 2022

    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from August 6 to August 12, 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 CFR Africa ProgramAugust 15, 2022 2:54 pm (EST)

    Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 6 to August 12, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

    • August 6: Gunmen killed four police officers during an attack on a police station in Oguta, Imo.
    • August 6: Police officers killed three robbers during a gunfight in Ajeromi/Ifelodun, Lagos.
    • August 7: The Nigerian Air Force killed twenty-eight bandits in Safana, Katsina.
    • August 7: Soldiers killed eight bandits in Wase, Plateau.
    • August 7: Bandits killed one and abducted two in Katsina, Katsina.
    • August 7: Bandits killed three and abducted an "unspecified" number (est. at ten) in Bali, Taraba.
    • August 7: Bandits killed one and abducted five in Lapai, Niger State.
    • August 7: Kidnappers abducted three in Kankiya, Katsina.
    • August 7: Kidnappers killed one police officer and abducted one from a bar in Abeokuta, Ogun.
    • August 8: Security agents killed six Shiites during an Ashura procession in Zaria, Kaduna.
    • August 8: A cult clash resulted in four deaths in Ilorin, Kwara.
    • August 8: The Nigerian Air Force killed eighteen bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
    • August 8: Soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.
    • August 8: ISWAP killed one police officer in Konduga, Borno.
    • August 9: Gunmen killed one immigration officer in Biriniwa, Jigawa.
    • August 9: Bandits killed one and abducted five in Giwa, Kaduna.
    • August 10: Herders killed six in Logo, Benue.
    • August 10: Kidnappers abducted one police divisional crime officer (DCO) in Umunneochi, Abia.
    • August 11: Herders killed one in Oyi, Anambra.
    • August 12: Communal violence led to six deaths in Irepodun, Kwara.
    • August 12: Bandits killed thirteen civilians while vigilantes fought back and killed six of the bandits in Gassol, Taraba.
    • August 12: Kidnappers abducted six female footballers in Orhionmwon, Edo.
    • August 12: Nigerian troops killed "scores" (est. at forty) of bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.

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