Grief & Loss, Religion — June 19, 2022 at 1:34 am

Religious violence in Nigeria for February 2022

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Administrative map Nigeria (Image by UN)
Administrative map Nigeria (Image by UN)

Nigeria is estimated to have over 250 ethnic groups and around 500 diverse ethnolinguistic groups. According to 2018 estimates, the main ethnic groups were:

  • Hausa 30 %
  • Yoruba 15.5 %
  • Igbo (Ibo) 15.2 %
  • Fulani 6 %
  • Tiv 2.4 %
  • Kanuri/Beriberi 2.4 %
  • Ibibio 1.8 %
  • Ijaw/Izon 1.8 %, and
  • Those classified as ‘other’ 24.7 %.

Islam is the main religion constituting 53.5 % of Nigerians and is the dominant religion in the north, with Christianity dominant in the south – Roman Catholicism is practiced by 10.6 % and other Christian beliefs by 35.3 %. 2018 estimates indicate that the remaining population (0.6 %) holds traditional religious beliefs.

Religious violence in Nigeria for February 2022

  •  February 1  – Kidnappers abducted three family members and “several” others (estimated at eight total) in Illela, Sokoto.
  •  February 2  – Nigerian troops killed three kidnappers in Uhunmwonde, Edo.
  •  February 2  – Bandits killed six in Jibia, Katsina.
  •  February 2  – Kidnappers abducted six in Gusau, Zamfara.
  •  February 2  – A Boko Haram road bomb killed a Joint Task Force (JTF) leader in Biu, Borno.
  •  February 3  – Bandits killed eleven in Kaura, Kaduna.
  •  February 3  – “Several” were killed on both sides (estimated at ten each) during a clash between bandits and soldiers at a military base in Shiroro, Niger State.
  •  February 3  – Bandits killed seventeen in Malumfashi, Katsina.
  •  February 3  – Gunmen killed three police officers and abducted “several” (estimated at ten) in Paikoro, Niger State.
  •  February 3  – Airstrikes killed “scores” (estimated at forty) of Boko Haram/ISWA militants in Marte, Borno.
  •  February 4  – Bandits killed twenty in Tsafe LGA, ten in Bungudu LGA, and three in Bakura LGA in Zamfara.
  •  February 5  – Bandits killed twenty-seven and kidnapped sixteen in Shiroro Local Government Area (LGA) and killed seventeen and kidnapped fifteen in Munya LGA in Niger State.
  •  February 6  – Bandits kidnapped a priest and killed one other in Kauru, Kaduna.
  •  February 6  – Police repelled an attack on a police station in Okene, Kogi, killing one of the assailants.
  •  February 7  – Kidnappers abducted one and kidnapped two in Etsako West, Edo.
  •  February 7  – Bandits killed ten and kidnapped one in Bakori LGA and killed three and kidnapped fourteen in Funtua LGA in Katsina.
  •  February 7  – Kidnappers abducted two in Bogoro, Bauchi.
  •  February 7  – Police officers killed three Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) militants in Njaba, Imo.
  •  February 8  – A bandit who escaped from prison killed eight in Ohaji/Egbema, Imo.
  •  February 8  – Bandits kidnapped one and killed one divisional police officer, one soldier, and one other in Jibia, Katsina.
  •  February 8  – Bandits killed seven in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna.
  •  February 8  – Nigerian troops killed four IPOB militants in Ihiala, Anambra.
  •  February 9  – Gunmen killed three in Mariga, Niger State.
  •  February 9  – Suspected herdsmen killed one in Guma, Benue.
  •  February 9  – The Nigerian Air Force killed thirty-seven bandits in Magama, Niger State.
  •  February 10  – Robbers attacked a bullion van, killing three police officers and four others in Ibadan, Oyo.
  •  February 10  – Gunmen killed three police officers and kidnapped two civilians in Enugu LGA and killed one customs officer in Nkanu West LGA in Enugu.
  • January 20– February 10  – Nigerian troops killed 120 Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants (sixty-five already accounted for) in Borno.
  •  February 10  – Bandits killed six in Bakura, Zamfara.
  •  February 10  – Police officers killed five bandits in Matazu, Katsina.
  •  February 10  – Nigerian troops killed twenty bandits in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  •  February 11  – Kidnappers abducted four in Sabon Gari, Kaduna.
  •  February 11  – Gunmen assassinated a senior government official in Igabi, Kaduna.
  •  February 11  – Bandits killed eight and kidnapped twenty-nine in Bungudu, Zamfara.
  •  February 11  – Bandits killed two in Zangon Kataf, Kaduna.
  •  February 12  – Gunmen killed five police officers in Enugu, Enugu.
  •  February 12  – Electoral violence led to one death in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
  •  February 12  – Police officers killed “several” (estimated at ten) bandits in Magama, Niger State.
  •  February 12  – One smuggler was killed during a clash with customs agents in Abeokuta, Ogun.
  •  February 12  – Security agents killed one bandit in Giwa, Kaduna.
  •  February 12  – Police and hunters killed two kidnappers in Lokoja, Kogi.
  •  February 13  – Four gunmen and two civilians were killed during a clash between the gunmen and security operatives in Aguata, Anambra.
  •  February 13  – Gunmen killed a Peoples Democratic Party chieftan in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
  •  February 13  – Nigerian airstrikes killed five Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants in Kukawa, Borno.
  •  February 14  – Bandits abducted three in Gusau, Zamfara.
  •  February 14  – Gunmen killed three and kidnapped ten at a train station in Ajaokuta, Kogi.
  •  February 14  – Gunmen killed three police officers in Ishielu, Ebonyi.
  •  February 14  – Bandits killed three and kidnapped seventeen in Tureta, Sokoto.
  •  February 14  – An ISWA landmine killed six in Ngala, Borno.
  •  February 14  – Bandits killed two and kidnapped fourteen in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  •  February 15  – Gunmen killed eight at a cattle market in Ukwa West, Abia.
  •  February 15  – Gunmen killed four in Jos North, Plateau.
  •  February 15  – Nigerian troops destroyed bandit camps, killing one bandit, in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  •  February 15  – Military airstrikes killed forty-two bandits in Jibia, Katsina.
  •  February 16  – Bandits kidnapped twenty-two in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  •  February 16  – Police officers killed two bandits in Kankara, Katsina.
  •  February 16  – Kidnappers killed one and kidnapped an Abuja prince in Kuje, FCT.
  •  February 17  – Herdsmen killed five in Gwer West, Benue.
  •  February 17  – Bandits kidnapped eight in Karim-Lamido, Taraba.
  •  February 18  – A Nigerian airstrike accidentally killed seven children in Maradi, Niger.
  •  February 18  – Bandits killed eighteen in Anaka, Zamfara.
  •  February 19  – Bandits killed five and abducted “others” (estimated at ten) in Koko/Besse, Kebbi.
  •  February 19  – Herdsmen killed three in Guma, Benue.
  •  February 20  – Gunmen killed two police officers during an attack on a police station in Isu, Imo.
  •  February 20  – Gunmen killed one National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operative in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
  •  February 20  – Gunmen killed two in Ikenne, Ogun.
  •  February 20  – Airstrikes killed twenty-six in Marte, Borno.
  •  February 20  – Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants killed one civilian during an attack on a military base in Ngala, Borno.
  •  February 21  – A cult clash resulted in ten deaths in Ilesa East, Osun.
  •  February 21  – A cult clash resulted in five deaths in Yenegoa, Bayelsa.
  •  February 21  – Bandits killed four National Security & Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel and ten civilians in Shiroro, Niger State.
  •  February 21  – Gunmen killed two police officers and kidnapped two in Ihiala, Anambra.
  •  February 22  – Kidnappers abducted a medical doctor in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom.
  •  February 22  – Bandits killed one and kidnapped five in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  •  February 23  – Electoral violence led to one death in Iwo Local Government Area (LGA) and one death in Ife North LGA in Osun.
  •  February 23  – Electoral violence led to the deaths of two police officers and six others in Enugu South, Enugu.
  •  February 23  – Kidnappers abducted six in Igabi, Kaduna.
  •  February 23  – Kidnappers abducted twenty-six in Ofu, Kogi.
  •  February 23  – Communal violence led to one death in Gwer East, Benue.
  •  February 24  – Robbers killed two police officers and five civilians in Esan North, Edo.
  •  February 24  – Herdsmen abducted a Plateau monarch in Mangu, Plateau.
  •  February 24  – Gunmen killed one and kidnapped two in Orumba North, Anambra.
  •  February 24  – Kidnappers abducted fifteen in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  •  February 25  – Bandits killed three and security operatives killed two of the bandits in Mashegu, Niger State. February 25  – Boko Haram killed three in Chibok, Borno. February 19  – Bandits killed five and abducted “others” (estimated at ten) in Koko/Besse, Kebbi.
  •  February 19  – Herdsmen killed three in Guma, Benue.
  •  February 20  – Gunmen killed two police officers during an attack on a police station in Isu, Imo.
  •  February 20  – Gunmen killed one National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operative in Ohaukwu, Ebonyi.
  •  February 20  – Gunmen killed two in Ikenne, Ogun.
  •  February 20  – Airstrikes killed twenty-six in Marte, Borno.
  •  February 20  – Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) militants killed one civilian during an attack on a military base in Ngala, Borno.
  •  February 21  – A cult clash resulted in ten deaths in Ilesa East, Osun.
  •  February 21  – A cult clash resulted in five deaths in Yenegoa, Bayelsa.
  •  February 21  – Bandits killed four National Security & Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel and ten civilians in Shiroro, Niger State.
  •  February 21  – Gunmen killed two police officers and kidnapped two in Ihiala, Anambra.
  •  February 22  – Kidnappers abducted a medical doctor in Mkpat Enin, Akwa Ibom.
  •  February 22  – Bandits killed one and kidnapped five in Tsafe, Zamfara.
  •  February 23  – Electoral violence led to one death in Iwo Local Government Area (LGA) and one death in Ife North LGA in Osun.
  •  February 23  – Electoral violence led to the deaths of two police officers and six others in Enugu South, Enugu.
  •  February 23  – Kidnappers abducted six in Igabi, Kaduna.
  •  February 23  – Kidnappers abducted twenty-six in Ofu, Kogi.
  •  February 23  – Communal violence led to one death in Gwer East, Benue.
  •  February 24  – Robbers killed two police officers and five civilians in Esan North, Edo.
  •  February 24  – Herdsmen abducted a Plateau monarch in Mangu, Plateau.
  •  February 24  – Gunmen killed one and kidnapped two in Orumba North, Anambra.
  •  February 24  – Kidnappers abducted fifteen in Kajuru, Kaduna.
  •  February 25  – Bandits killed three and security operatives killed two of the bandits in Mashegu, Niger State.
  •  February 25  – Boko Haram killed three in Chibok, Borno.
  •  February 26  – Cultists killed twenty in Akwa North, Anambra.
  •  February 26  – Bandits killed ten and kidnaped fifty-seven in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna.
  •  February 26  – Bandits killed eight and kidnapped three in Lavun, Niger State.
  •  February 26  – Bandits killed ten in Mashegu, Niger State.
  •  February 26  – Bandits killed nine in Katsina-Ala, Benue.
  •  February 26  – The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) killed twenty-four in Biu, Borno.
  •  February 26  – Five were killed during a National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) raid in Lagos Island, Lagos.
  •  February 27  – Bandits kidnapped eight in Igabi, Kaduna.
  •  February 27  – Bandits kidnapped eight from a church in Rafi, Niger State.
  •  February 27  – Gunmen killed three in Aguata, Anambra.
  •  February 27  – Boko Haram/ISWA killed seven in Dmaboa Local Government Area (LGA) while Multnational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) troops killed “several” (estimated at ten) Boko Haram/ISWA militants in Gwoza LGA in Borno.
  •  February 28  – Bandits kidnapped two construction workers in Gurara LGA, killed two in Shiroro LGA, and killed three in Mashegu LGA in Niger State.
  •  February 28  – Communal violence led to two deaths in Gwer East, Benue.

 



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