Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: September 3-9 by CFR Africa Program


Africa in Transition
September 14, 2022
by CFR Africa Program

The map depicts deaths by state. Borno State, in Nigeria's North East, is the epicenter of Boko Haram-related violence, which has also spilled into neighboring Adamawa and Yobe states, among others.

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Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 3 to September 9, 2022. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.


  • September 3: Bandits killed a Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps officer and abducted three in Ikole, Ekiti. 
  • September 3: Kidnappers abducted thirty-two in Ose, Ondo.  
  • September 3: Troops killed three bandits in Igabi, Kaduna. 
  • September 3: Gunmen killed one and abducted 8 in Asari-Toru, Rivers. 
  • September 3: Herdsmen killed three in Guma, Benue. 
  • September 4: Bandits abducted three in Jibia, Katsina. 
  • September 4: Police officers killed two bandits in Kankiya, Katsina. 
  • September 4: A cult clash resulted in three deaths in Gboko, Benue. 
  • September 5: Communal violence resulted in one death in Isoko South, Delta. 
  • September 6: Robbers killed five while robbing multiple banks in Ankpa, Kogi.  
  • September 6: Bandits killed two and kidnapped thirteen in Kajuru, Kaduna. 
  • September 6: Bandits killed "many" (est. at ten) in Kanam, Plateau. 
  • September 7: Bandits kidnapped three in Okigwe, Imo. 
  • September 7: Gunmen killed three police officers and two others in Enugu North, Enugu. 
  • September 7: Robbers killed two in Igabi, Kaduna. 
  • September 7: Troops killed fifty-two Boko Haram militants in Bama, Borno. 
  • September 8: Bandits killed four in Omala, Kogi. 
  • September 9: Troops killed "several" (est. at ten) bandits in Chikun, Kaduna. 
  • September 9: Herders killed four in Guma, Benue.
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