HOW TO OUTSMART CARD SKIMMERS AT THE PUMP

If you’ve ever lost your wallet, you know it’s an experience you never want to repeat — not only because it means you’re out a wad of cash, but also because it means you may have exposed your private credit card information. These days, keeping your personal data safe involves much more than just looking […]

Nigeria Security Report Weekly Update: July 28–August 3

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 28 to August 3, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger.   (Last week, July 27: Boko Haram killed eleven soldiers and three civilians, while Nigerian soldiers killed sixteen militants in[…..]

Nigeria Security Report Weekly Update: July 21–July 27

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from July 21 to July 27, 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, July 19: Boko Haram killed[…..]

Nigeria Farmer-Herder Conflict Now Deadlier Than Boko Haram

BY ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM LAGOS (Reuters) – Violence in Nigeria between semi-nomadic cattle herders and settled farmers has killed around six times more people than deaths related to the Boko Haram insurgency in the first half of 2018, and poses a major threat to the country’s stability, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday. The[…..]

Up-Armored SVBIEDs Make Their Way to Nigeria

On July 11, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) released a video called “Tribulations and Blessings” after months of no formal video releases. This lull may have been related to facing battlefield pressure, as was the case with the Islamic State. The recent ISWAP video shows the group’s use of new, lethal equipment. It[…..]

COUNTRY SECURITY REPORT Week June 9 – June 15

Below is the description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from June 9 to June 15, 2018 June 9: A suicide bomber killed himself but no others in Maiduguri, Borno. Boko Haram was suspected. June 9: Thirteen were killed in a clash between bandits and vigilantes in Isa, Sokoto. June 9:[…..]

COUNTRY SECURITY REPORT July 14 to July 20

(Last week, July 13: Boko Haram attacked Nigerian troops in Bama, Borno; twenty-three soldiers are missing, presumed dead) July 14: Nigerian troops killed five Boko Haram militants in Monguno, Borno. July 14: Gunmen killed four policemen in Owan West, Edo. July 15: Nigerian troops repelled a Boko Haram attack in Bama, Borno, killing twenty-two militants and losing ten soldiers. July[.....]