Nigeria Security Tracker: 15-20 June 2014
27 Jun 2014
The latest information from the Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) for June 2014 shows a number of incidents, many of which are attributed to attacks by Boko Haram.
The NST is a project which maps violence that is motivated by political, economic or social grievances. It is produced by the Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) Africa program and has recorded and mapped deaths from violence in Nigeria since 2011 and is updated periodically. It depicts deaths by state, deaths over time and by perpetrator. The data are based on weekly surveys of Nigerian and international media and focus on violent incidents directed at government property, places of worship and suicide bombings.
Here is a description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from 15 - 20 June 2014.
- 15 June: Sectarian violence resulted in forty deaths in Taraba state;
- 15 June: Boko Haram killed twenty-five people in a market in Borno state;
- 16 June: Vigilantes laid an ambush and killed eight Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno state;
- 17 June: An explosion at a World Cup viewing center in Yobe state killed twenty-one. Boko Haram was blamed for the attack.
You can read more on the Nigeria Security Tracker here.
This article summarises an external report, and is not to be taken as the view of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
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