Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nigeria Incidents

Nigeria Incidents ---



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 11/19/2015

The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Nigeria (numbers may be approximate):
Asaba massacre7 October 1967Asaba, DeltaUp to 500 men[1]Occurred during Biafran Civil War[2][3]
Odi massacre20 November 1999Odi, Bayelsa State43[4]-2,500[5]Nigerian military attacked the village of Odi, as part of the Conflict in the Niger Delta.
2000 Kaduna riots21 February-23 May, 2000Kaduna2,000[6][7]–5,000[8]Religious riots between Christians and Muslims over the introduction of sharia law in Kaduna State, start of the religious riots phase of the Sharia Conflict in Nigeria.
2001 Jos riots7-17 September, 2001Jos500–5000[9]Religious riots between Christians and Muslims.
Miss World riotsNovember 22, 2002Kaduna200+[10]Inter-religious riots that started on 22 November in Kaduna, along with many houses of worship being burned by religious zealots. Cause: article in Thisday about the 2002 Miss World beauty contest (to be held in Abuja), in which Muslims took offence.
Yelwa massacreFebruary-May 2004YelwaShendam andKanoc. 975[11]Religiously motivated killings between Christians and Muslims.
Muhammad cartoons crisis18 February 2006Maiduguri50+[12]The international crisis reached the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in which over 50 people were killed and many buildings destroyed or damaged by rioting Muslims, outraged because of cartoons about Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
2008 Jos riots28-29 November 2008Jos381[13]Religious riots between Christians and Muslims over the result of a local election.
2009 Boko Haram UprisingJuly 2009MaiduguriBauchi,PotiskumWudil1,000+[14]Islamic militants killed over a thousand people between 26 and 29 July; during the violence, Christians were killed for refusing to convert to Islam[15]
2010 Jos massacre2010Jos992Religious rioting; victims were mostly Christians killed by Muslims[16]
2011 Abuja United Nations bombing26 August 2011Abuja21[17]73 injured; Boko Haram attacked a United Nations compound[17]
2011 Damaturu attacks4 November 2011Damaturu100-150[18]Islamic militants associated with Boko Haram attacked police stations, churches, and banks
December 2011 Nigeria clashesDecember 2011Maiduguri andDamaturu68+[19]Islamic militants associated with Boko Haram clashed with security forces between 22 and 23 December
December 2011 Nigeria bombings25 December 2011Madalla41+[20]73 injured; Muslim militants bombed a Catholic church during Christmas mass
January 5-6, 2012 Nigeria attacksJanuary 2012MubiYolaGombi, andMaiduguri37+[21]Islamic terrorists attacked churches and Christian businesses; Boko Haram claimed responsibility
January 20, 2012 Nigeria attacks20 January 2012Kano185[22]Islamic terrorists attacked churches and Christian businesses; Boko Haram claimed responsibility
April 2012 Kaduna massacre8 April 2012Kaduna38[23]Islamic terrorists bombed a church on Easter[23]
June 2012 Kaduna church bombings17 June 2012KadunaWusasa, andSabon Gari12[24]-19[25]80 injured; Islamic terrorists bombed three churches
Deeper Life Church shooting7 August 2012Okene19[26]Islamic militants attacked a church; the pastor was among the dead
December 2012 shootings in Nigeria25 December 2012MaiduguriPotiskum27[27][28]Islamic militants attacked a church on Christmas Day; afterwards the church was set on fire
2013 Baga massacre19-20 April 2013BagaBorno228+[29]Identity of the perpetrators remains unclear; some blame the Nigerian military while others blame the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram[30]
Yobe State school shooting6 July 2013Mamudo government secondary school30[31]Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 41 children and one teacher[32]
Gujba college massacre29 September 2013Gujba Yobe school50[33]At 1:00 a.m. suspected gunmen from Boko Haram entered the male dormitory in the College of Agriculture in GujbaYobe State, Nigeria, killing at least forty-four students and teachers.[31]
Kawuri massacre11 January 2014Konduga Local GovernmentBorno State85[34]Attack by Boko Haram
Borno Massacre11 February 2014KondugaBorno State39About 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Nigerian town.
Local residents said the attack on Konduga, in the north-east Borno state, lasted several hours, beginning shortly before sundown on Tuesday night with the arrival of gunmen in 4x4 trucks. A mosque and more than 1,000 homes were razed to the ground, residents said.[35]
Federal Government College Buni Yadi attack25 February 2014Federal Government College Buni Yadi,Yobe State59Islamist gunmen killed 59 students at a boarding school in Yobe State.[36]
April 2014 Abuja attacks14 April 2014Bus Stand, Abuja, Nigeria71Two bombs exploded in a crowded bus station in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria.[37]
May 2014 Gamboru attacks6 May 2014Gamboru, Borno, Nigeria300+[38]Militants attacked at night and set houses ablaze. When people tried to escape, they were shot dead.[39]
Gwoza massacre2 June 2014Gwoza, Borno, Nigeria200-300[40]Boko Haram attack on Christian villagers
2014 Kano bombing23 June 2014Kano, Nigeria200+Dozens of people were killed in a bomb blast at Kano State School of Hygiene. The blast was attributed to militant group Boko Haram by the locals.[41]
2015 Baga massacre3–7 January 2015BagaBornoAt least 100, over 2,000 "unaccounted for"

Isaac Terwase Sampson, "Religious violence in Nigeria: Causal diagnoses and strategic recommendations to the state and religious communities", African Journal on Conflict Resolution (2012) p. 107-112.

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