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Nigeria security tracker weekly update: May 25–31

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John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 25 to 31, 2019.

This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • May 25: Boko Haram killed twenty-five Nigerian soldiers and three Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members in Sabon-Gari, Borno.
  • May 25: The Nigerian Air Force killed “dozens” (estimated at twenty-four) of bandits in Zurmi, Zamfara.
  • May 25: Nigerian troops killed “scores” (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • May 25: A Boko Haram landmine killed four Chadian soldiers and one journalist in Ngounboua, Chad. 
  • May 26: Sectarian violence led to thirteen deaths in Jos North, Plateau.
  • May 26: Nigerian troops killed two Boko Haram militants in Gwoza, Borno.
  • May 27: Gunmen killed six family members in Riyom, Plateau.
  • May 27: Boko Haram killed seven in Jere, Borno.
  • May 28: Bandits killed twenty-three in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara.
  • May 28: Bandits kidnapped three in Danmusa, Katsina.
  • May 29: Nigerian troops repelled a Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri, Borno. No casualties were reported.
  • May 30: Police killed two bandits in Safana, Katsina.
  • May 31: Police shot into a crowd to disperse protesting Shiites in Kaduna North, Kaduna. No casualties were reported.
  • May 31: The Nigerian Air Force killed “some” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Jere, Borno. 


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