CFR's Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 30-May 6, 2022
This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from April 30 to May 6, 2022.
Blog Post by Michelle GavinMay 9, 2022 2:26 pm (EST)
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 30 to May 6, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.
- April 30: Three gunmen and one soldier were killed during a clash in Anaocha, Anambra.
- April 30: Police officers killed five kidnappers in Ovia North-East, Edo.
- April 30: Gunmen killed two soldiers in Imo (no exact location given).
- April 30: Bandits killed five and kidnapped twenty in Wase, Plateau.
- May 1: A gang fight led to eight deaths in Agege, Lagos.
- May 2: Gunmen killed one police officer and two civilians in Nnewi South Local Government Area (LGA) and four civilians in Ekwusigo LGA in Anambra.
- May 2: The Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (JTF) killed ten bandits in Rafi, Niger.
- May 2: Herdsmen killed one farmer in Ibarapa Central, Oyo.
- May 3: Boko Haram killed nine in Chibok, Borno.
- May 3: One police officer and two Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)/Eastern Security Network (ESN) militants were killed during a clash in Oguta, Imo.
- May 4: Two bombers accidentally killed themselves during an attack on an oil firm in Oguta, Imo.
- May 4: Nigerian soldiers killed four gunmen in Aba, Abia.
- May 4: Kidnappers abducted two in Emuoha, Rivers.
- May 4: Three were killed during a clash in Gombe, Gombe.
- May 5: Herdsmen killed eight in Bassa, Plateau
- May 5: Six Boko Haram militants were killed by their own planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Biu, Borno.
- May 6: Bandits killed fifty-six in Bakura, Zamfara.