Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 15-21

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from February 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.

  • February 16: Gunmen kidnapped six in Lokoja, Kogi.

  • February 16: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at ten) ISWA militants in Marte, Borno.

  • February 16: Gunmen killed four soldiers and two civilians in Ekeremor, Bayelsa.

  • February 16: Kidnappers abducted twelve in Ofu, Kogi.

  • February 16: Gunmen killed two soldiers in Barkin Ladi, Plateau.

  • February 17: A cult clash resulted in three deaths in Lokoja, Kogi.

  • February 17: Gunmen killed two policemen in Irele, Ondo.

  • February 17: One bandit and one vigilante member were killed during a clash in Kurfi, Katsina.

  • February 18: Gunmen killed two soldiers in Jos, Plateau.

  • February 18: Herdsmen killed two in Ovia North-East, Edo.

  • February 18: Four Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) officers were kidnapped in Ofu, Kogi.

  • February 19: Cultists killed six in Ikpoba-Okha, Edo.

  • February 19: The Nigerian Air Force killed "some" (estimated at ten) ISWA militants in Kukawa, Borno.

  • February 19: Bandits kidnapped "many" (estimated at ten) in Rafi, Niger.

  • February 20: Nigerian police killed two Hausa traders in Abeokuta, Ogun.

  • February 20: Airstrikes killed "some key" (estimated at five) ISWA leaders in Abadam, Borno.

  • February 20: Bandits killed two and kidnapped one in Chikun, Kaduna.

  • February 20: A cult clash resulted in ten deaths in Oredo, Edo.

  • February 10–20: Troops killed thirteen bandits in Katsina and Zamfara; estimated at identified location of Shinkafi, Zamfara.

  • February 21: Police killed two robbers in Abuja, FCT.

  • February 21: Boko Haram killed "some" (estimated at five) vigilantes in Damaturu, Yobe.

  • February 21: Thirteen children were kidnapped in Ilorin West, Kwara.