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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: January 7 – January 13

17042 12 by John Campbell January 17, 2017 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 7 to January 13, 2017. This update

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Delta Militant Group Turns Against Buhari

17006 12 by John Campbell January 5, 2017 A militant of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) guards hostages of the Philippines at an undisclosed location on the creeks of Niger Delta, January 31, 2007. (Reuters/George Esiri) The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) announced New

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 24 – December 30

16995 12 by John Campbell January 3, 2017 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 24, 2016 to December 30, 2016. This

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The Truth About Boko Haram in Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest

16986 12 by John Campbell December 30, 2016 Writings describing Boko Haram are seen along a street in Bama, in Borno, Nigeria, August 31, 2016. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) On Christmas Eve, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the Nigerian army had driven the remnants of Boko Haram out of its last stronghold, the

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: December 17 – December 23

16971 12 by John Campbell December 27, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 17, 2016 to December 23, 2016. This

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Nigerian Security Service Abuses

16916 12 by John Campbell December 13, 2016 A security personnel gestures at the Bakkasi camp for internally displaced people (IDP), after security was called in to control a protest rally held to demonstrate against what the IDPs said was a poor distribution of food rations, in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria, August

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: November 26 – December 2

16876 12 by John Campbell December 5, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from November 26, 2016 to December 2, 2016. This

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Nigerian Military Massacres Civilians – Again

16867 12 by John Campbell December 2, 2016 Policemen stand guard as supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu take in a rally, as he is expected to appear at a magistrate court in Abuja, Nigeria, December 1, 2015. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) Amnesty International has published a report claiming that

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Ethnicity, Control, and Coups d’État

16751 12 by Guest Blogger for John Campbell November 16, 2016 Burkinabe President Michel Kafando speaks at a news conference after soldiers took control of the Naaba Koom military camp in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 30, 2015. (Reuters/Arnaud Brunet TPX images of the day) This is a guest post by Tyler Lycan.

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Recovery of Nigeria’s Oil Production Under Threat

16712 12 by John Campbell October 27, 2016 A man works at an illegal oil refinery site near river Nun in Nigeria’s oil state of Bayelsa, November 27, 2012. (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye) According to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (the state-owned oil company) Nigeria has the capacity to produce 2.5 million barrels of

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: October 1 – October 7

16608 12 by John Campbell October 10, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from October 1, 2016 to October 7, 2016. This

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 24 – September 30

16585 12 by John Campbell October 3, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 24, 2016 to September 30, 2016. This

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Boko Haram’s Shekau is Back Again

16560 12 by John Campbell September 27, 2016 The purported leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau appears at an unknown location in a still image taken from an undated video posted on social media on September 25, 2016. (Reuters) The Nigeria Security Tracker shows a significant fall in

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Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 17 – September 23

16544 12 by John Campbell September 26, 2016 The map above depicts deaths in Nigeria by state. (Source: CFR Nigeria Security Tracker; powered by Tableau) Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 17, 2016 to September 23, 2016. This

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