Nigeria Security Tracker: 21-27 June 2014


Nigeria Security Tracker: 21-27 June 2014

04 Jul 2014

The latest information from the Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) for 21 - 27 June 2014 shows an increase in the number of incidents. Again, many of these 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.

The NST is edited by Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Studies John Campbell, the author of our Nigeria situation report.

Key Findings: 21-27 June 2014
  • 21 June: The Civilian Joint Task Force and the military both claimed credit for killing seventy Boko Haram members in a raid in Borno state;
  • 21 June: Boko Haram raided villages in Chibok, Borno, killing forty people. The attacks only ended after military fighter jets dropped bombs on the insurgents;
  • 22 June: Three Nigerian youth were shot dead at a birthday party in Plateau state by members of the Special Task Force on Jos Crisis after a noise complaint brought the STF to the beer joint where the party was taking place;
  • 22 June: Boko Haram abducted sixty people in Borno state, and killed thirty-one others who tried to escape;
  • 23-24 June: Sectarian violence in Kaduna state hit multiple local government areas. In Kauru and Zangon Kataf, four were killed. But in Sanga, thirty-eight were killed on 23 June and one hundred more people killed on 24 June;
  • 24 June: Boko Haram attacked a military post in Borno state, killing sixteen soldiers and lost twenty-five of their own;
  • 25 June: An explosion at the EMAB Plaza Mall in Abuja killed twenty-two people. Boko Haram was blamed;
  • 25 June: Unknown gunmen dressed in military uniforms opened fire on a police bus, killing two policemen and two civilians;
  • 25 June: Cameroon killed ten members of Boko Haram just across the border from Bama, Borno state.

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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