CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 22–27, 2022

    This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from January 22 to January 27, 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 GavinJanuary 31, 2022 11:20 am (EST)

    Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 22 to January 27, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

    • January 22: Gunmen killed four mining workers in Jos, Plateau.
    • January 22: Bandits killed three in Gassol, Taraba.
    • January 22: Gunmen killed an Ebubeagu security operative in Ikwo, Ebonyi.
    • January 22: Herdsmen killed one in Isi-Uzo, Enugu.
    • January 22: Nigerian troops foiled a kidnap attack and killed six bandits in Gusau, Zamfara.
    • January 23: Gunmen killed two in Ose, Ondo.
    • January 23: Gunmen killed two police officers and kidnapped one police officer in Taura, Jigawa.
    • January 23: Bandits killed nine in Tsafe, Zamfara.
    • January 24: Gunmen killed one monarch and four aides in Ewekoro, Ogun.
    • January 24: Kidnappers killed one police officer and kidnapped one in Etsako West, Edo.
    • January 24: Gunmen killed three in Bassa, Plateau.
    • January 24: Bandits killed one and kidnapped fifteen in Rafi, Niger State.
    • January 25: Kidnappers abducted former President Goodluck Jonathan's cousin in Yenegoa, Bayelsa.
    • January 25: Kidnappers abducted five in Gujba, Yobe.
    • January 25: One police inspector and two bandits were killed during a gun duel in Egbado North, Ogun.
    • January 25: Communal violence led to two deaths in Kauru, Kaduna.
    • January 25: Boko Haram kidnapped three in Potiskum, Yobe.
    • January 25: Nigerian troops killed "several" Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Ngala and Guzamala Local Government Areas (estimated at ten deaths each) in Borno.
    • January 27: A soldier killed one civilian in Onitsha, Anambra.
    • January 27: Bandits killed two and kidnapped 100 in Rafi, Niger State.
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