This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from January 21 to January 27, 2023.
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 21 to January 27, 2023. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents are included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
- January 21: Gunmen killed five and kidnapped one in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi.
- January 21: Gunmen killed one Ebubeagu commander in Ezza North, Ebonyi.
- January 21: Gunmen killed one police officer during an attack on a police station in Oguta, Imo.
- January 22: Bandits killed three and abducted three in Shiroro, Niger State.
- January 22: Police officers killed three kidnappers in Moro, Kwara.
- January 22: Gunmen killed two in Ogbaru, Anambra.
- January 23: Airstrikes killed “scores” (est. at forty) of bandits in Munya, Niger State.
- January 23: Herdsmen killed two in Patani, Delta.
- January 23: Troops killed twenty-three Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Damboa, Borno.
- January 23: Troops killed three bandits in Chikun, Kaduna.
- January 24: Gunmen killed one and abducted six in Unuimo Local Government Area (LGA) and abducted two in Mbaitoli LGA in Imo.
- January 24: Kidnappers abducted two in Osogbo, Osun.
- January 24: A suspected accidental airstrike killed fifty-six herdsmen in Doma, Nassarawa.
- January 24: Electoral violence resulted in two deaths in Irewole, Osun.
- January 24: An unidentified airstrike killed eighteen vigilantes in Shiroro, Niger State.
- January 25: Bandits killed five in Chikun, Kaduna.
- January 25: Gunmen killed two police officers and one civilian in Ngor Okpala, Imo.
- January 25: Bandits killed two Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members and four civilians, and abducted fourteen in Munya, Niger State.
- January 27: Gunmen killed two vigilantes in Ohaozara, Ebonyi.
- January 27: Electoral violence led to three deaths in Surulere, Lagos.