October 7: Nigerian soldiers killed two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno.
October 8: Nigerian soldiers killed four Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno.
October 9: Suspected cultists killed fifteen in Obio/Akpor, Rivers.
October 10: Nigerian troops killed fifteen Boko Haram militants and lost one soldier in Gwoza, Borno.
October 10: Unknown gunmen killed the ex-Plateau head of service, one soldier, and one other in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.
Blog Post by Rachel Vogelstein and Jamille Bigio
Last week, the United States government enacted the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, which was signed into law by President Trump on October 6. The bipartisan act will strengthen efforts to prevent, mitigate, and resolve conflict by increasing women’s participation in negotiation and mediation processes.
Here are three things to know about this new law:
It recognizes the critical link between women’s participation and peace
September 30: A mob killed three suspected robbers in Jibia, Katsina.
October 2: Boko Haram killed four soldiers in Mafa, Borno.
October 2: Suspected robbers killed a Sun Newspaper employee in Onitsha, Anambra.
October 3: Gunmen abducted a musician in Egor, Edo.
October 4: Three Boko Haram suicide bombers killed themselves but no others; soldiers killed one additional Boko Haram militant in Bama, Borno.
October 5: Kidnappers abducted a Kogi magistrate in Lokoja, Kogi.
September 24: Gunmen killed three policemen and kidnapped the Ogba Zoo's director in Oredo, Edo.
September 25: Pirates killed two in Brass, Bayelsa.
September 26: Two suicide bombers killed themselves and five others in Dikwa, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
September 27: Landmines killed two in Mafa, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected.
September 27: Kidnappers abducted seven, including an assistant police commissioner, in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna.