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Over 129 Killed, Four Kidnapped in Nigeria in One Week–Security Tracker

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Jude Johnson

Over 129 people were killed in Nigeria in various conflicts across the country last week.

Those killed include civilians, security agents, Bandits and terrorists, which is reflected in the weekly Nigeria Security Tracker by Ambassador John Campbell and published in Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Most of the culprits are Boko Haram Terrorists, armed bandits and Fulani Herdsmen.

Read the full report:

Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 15-21

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 15 to 21, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

  • August 15: Kidnappers abducted a Yobe community leader in Fune, Yobe. 
  • August 15: Boko Haram killed three soldiers in Ngala, Borno. 
  • August 15: Nigerian troops killed three arms smugglers in Sabon Birni, Sokoto. 
  • August 16: Air strikes killed “several” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Marte, Borno. 
  • August 16: Air strikes killed “several” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Dikwa, Borno. 
  • August 16: Nigerian troops killed three bandits in Zurmi, Zamfara. 
  • August 16: Fulani militia killed four and abducted one in Kajuru, Kaduna. 
  • August 16: Fulani militia killed four in Kachia, Kaduna. 
  • August 17: Two soldiers, one civilian, and “many” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants were killed during an attack in Magumeri, Borno. 
  • August 17: Kidnappers abducted two foreigners in Rafi, Niger state and subsequently killed one of them. 
  • August 17:  Three Nigerian soldiers, nine civilians, and an “unspecified number” (estimated at five) of bandits were killed during a clash in Rafi, Niger state. 
  • August 17: Nigerian troops killed “several” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Marte, Borno. 
  • August 17: Nigerian troops killed twenty ISWA commanders in Bama, Borno. 
  • August 18: Three soldiers and eight Boko Haram militants were killed during a clash in which Boko Haram also kidnapped one hundred civilians in Kukawa, Borno. 
  • August 18: Fulani militia killed two in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna. 
  • August 19: The Nigerian Air Force killed “some” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Ngala, Borno. 
  • August 19: Gunmen killed seven in Nembe, Bayelsa. 
  • August 20: Sectarian violence led to three deaths in Gassol, Taraba.


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