New Interactive Tool Maps Political Violence in Nigeria, Finds Radical Islamist Group Boko Haram the "Most Deadly"

from Council on Foreign Relations
Published on 07 Jan 2013 View Original

More than sixty people were reportedly killed in conflicts between government supporters and Islamist militants in Nigeria over the Christmas holidays. A new interactive tool from the Council on Foreign Relations' Africa Program tracks, maps, and documents Nigerian violence due to political, economic, or social grievances. It shows that of all the perpetrators of violence, the radical Islamist group Boko Haram was the most deadly, killing nearly 900 individuals in 2012.

Based on monthly assessments of Nigerian and international news reports, the Nigeria Security Tracker uses interactive maps and graphs to depict the magnitude and geographic distribution of violence in the oil-rich West African nation beginning in May 2011.

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