Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 4–10

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 4 to 10, 2020. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker, featured below.

  • December 2019–January 2020: The Nigerian army killed one hundred bandits in Zamfara.
  • January 4: Four Nigerian soldiers and six Boko Haram militants were killed during a clash in Konduga, Borno.
  • January 4: Gunmen killed four and kidnapped ten in Wukari, Taraba.
  • January 5: The Nigerian Air Force killed "several" (estimated at ten) ISWA (Boko Haram) militants in Kukawa, Borno.
  • January 5: Bandits killed one and kidnapped forty in Kurfi, Katsina.
  • January 5: Bandits kidnapped thirty in Batsari, Katsina.
  • January 6: Kidnappers abducted seven in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Rivers.
  • January 6: A bomb planted by Boko Haram killed thirty-two in Ngala, Borno.
  • January 6: Nigerian troops killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Kaga, Borno.
  • January 6: Boko Haram killed three Nigerian soldiers in Konduga, Borno.
  • January 7: Nigerian troops killed "several" (estimated at ten) Boko Haram militants in Jibia, Katsina.
  • January 7: Boko Haram killed twenty soldiers and three civilians in Monguno, Borno.
  • January 8: Nigerian troops killed "many" (estimated at ten) bandits in Jibia, Katsina.
  • January 8: Bandits abducted four seminarians in Ikara, Kaduna.
  • January 8: Bandits killed four and kidnapped twenty-one in Paikoro, Niger.
  • January 9: Sectarian violence led to thirteen deaths in Mangu, Plateau.
  • January 10: Four Air Force officers and "several" (estimated at five) bandits were killed during a gunfight in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  • January 10: Boko Haram killed three and kidnapped seven in Konduga, Borno.