Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 29 to October 5, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
(Last week, September 28: Gunmen killed eight in Ukum, Benue.)
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Elections and Voting
September 29: Gunmen killed six in Okpokwu, Benue.
September 29: One person was killed during the APC governorship primary in Uruan, Akwa Ibom.
September 30: Sectarian violence led to seven deaths in Jos South, Plateau.
September 30: Suspected herdsmen killed one student in Jos South, Plateau.
October 1: One person was killed during the APC primaries in Mbaitoli, Imo.
October 2: Sectarian violence led to ten deaths in Jos South, Plateau.
October 2: Sectarian violence led to fourteen deaths in Riyom, Plateau.
October 3: One person was killed when APC factions clashed in Ezza South, Ebonyi.
October 4: One person was killed during the APC primary in Epe, Lagos.
October 4: Sectarian violence led to four deaths in Bassa, Plateau.
October 5: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram militants in Madagali, Borno.