Nigeria Security Tracker: July 2014


Nigeria Security Tracker: July 2014

08 Aug 2014

As attacks continue in Nigeria, the latest information from the Council on Foreign Relations' Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) depicts incidents of political violence in the country during July 2014.

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 and is updated weekly. 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.

In this report we look at the attacks that have occurred during July 2014.

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

Significant Incidents in July 2014

1 July: In Maiduguri, Borno State, a suicide bomber in a van carrying charcoal killed fifty-six people, including seventeen members of the Civilian JTF. The attack was blamed on Boko Haram.

4 July: Dressed as soldiers, Boko Haram intercepted vehicles in Borno state before opening fire, killing fifteen people.

4 July: A Boko Haram suicide bombing in Konduga, Borno state killed seven people, including the two bombers.

4 July: Boko Haram stormed a military base and a police station in Damboa, Borno while troops were out on patrol. 53 insurgents died along with 12 soldiers, 4 police, and 4 civilians.

6 July: Soldiers ambushed the house of a Boko Haram kingpin in Kaduna, killing him and his brother.

6 July: Unknown gunmen opened fire on a mosque in Jos during prayers, injuring 3.

6 July: Soldiers killed 44 members of Boko Haram in two incidents in Marte, Borno. 6 soldiers were also killed and 7 civilians, including 1 vigilante.

9 July: Boko Haram ambushed soldiers as they tried to take back Damboa, killing 15 of them.

11 July: Land grabbers and rival gangs clashed in Ogun, with 1 casualty.

11 July: 2 were shot and killed by police in Lagos when police raided a drug den in Owode. 3 more youth were then killed by police when they protested the killing.

12 July: Boko Haram raided Sabon Gari village in Damboa, Borno, killing 27.

13 July: Boko Haram bombed the Biu-Maiduguri bridge in Borno. There were no casualties.

14 July: Fulani herdsmen killed 11 indigenes in Plateau.

14 July: Boko Haram attacked Dille village in Borno and a fighter jet chasing down the insurgents opened fire on civilians accidentally. The total number of civilian casualties was 45, but it was unclear how many were killed by Boko Haram and how many were killed by the military jet.

16 July: Boko Haram killed 9 in Askira/Uba, Borno.

16 July: A German teacher was kidnapped in Adamawa, and 2 vigilantes were killed trying to chase down the kidnappers.

17 July: 3 were killed in Adamawa when a group of youths opposed to the impeachment of the former Adamawa State governor clashed with others who were celebrating the impeachment.

18 July: Boko Haram again attacked Sabon Gari in Damboa, Borno, killing 21.

19 July: Police and students clashed in Ibadan, Oyo when students demanded the release of one of them who was arrested. There were 0 casualties.

21 July: Four died as armed Kogi indogenes stormed a disputed oil area when they found Alugeri people on site in Ibaji, Kogi.

22 July: Boko Haram was blamed for blowing up a bridge linking Borno, Nigeria to Cameroon. There were 0 casualties.

23 July: There were two suicide bombings in Kaduna South, Kaduna, killing a total of 110. The first targeted former Head of State and APC leader Gen. Muhammadu Buhari while the second targeted prominent Islamic cleric and Boko Haram critic, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi.

24 July: A bomb hidden in a fridge exploded in a bus park in Kano, killing 5. Boko Haram was suspected of being behind the attack.

24 July: Boko Haram killed 2 Cameroon soldiers in Balgaram, Cameroon, across the border from Borno.

25 July: Police opened fire on a a group of Shiite Muslims in procession both to mark the annual Quds day and also to condemn the military operations in Gaza by Israel, killing 11.

27 July: Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister and killed three others in Kolofata, Cameroon.

27 July: A female suicide bomber at a university gate and another bomber outside a church killed five people in two blasts in Sabon Gari, Kano state. The attacks were attributed to Boko Haram.

27 July: In three separate attacks in Gombi, Madagali, and Hong local government areas of Adamawa state, Boko Haram killed four soldiers and fifty-two others.

28 July: Two female suicide bombers–one at a gas station and one at the Kano Trade Fair complex–detonated in Kano state, killed three people.

28 July: Boko Haram killed eight people in Gujba, Yobe state and bombed the Katarko Bridge.

29 July: Boko Haram bombed two mosques in Yobe state, killing seventeen people.

30 July: During a successful rescue mission of Cameroon's vice prime minister's wife, sixteen Cameroonian soldiers were killed in Kolofata, Cameroon.

30 July: The fourth Boko Haram female suicide bomber of the week attacked a university in Kano state, killing six people.

30 July: Suspected cultists killed fifteen people in Rivers state.

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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