- 6 Dec 2023
Kaduna: 85 civilians killed, 66 injured in mistaken Nigerian air strike during religious celebrations in Tudun Biri village, 3 Dec.
At least 85 civilians were killed and 66 injured in a Nigerian air strike on Tudun Biri village.
- 9 Jun 2022
45 Killed and 120 Injured in Helicopter-Supported Attack on Kaduna Villages, Nigeria
On Sunday 5 June, a large group of fighters armed with AK-47s arrived on motorbikes and opened fire on multiple villages in Nigeria's Kaduna state. As the inhabitants mobilised to repel the attack, a helicopter engaged in airstrikes against them, providing cover for the attackers. As of Thursday morning, locals count 45 people killed and 120 people injured.
- 6 Jun 2022
At Least 50 Killed in Attack on Catholic Church, Ondo, Nigeria
On Sunday 5 June, gunmen with explosive devices attacked St Francis Catholic Church, in Owo, during morning mass. No figures have been officially confirmed, but doctors on the ground claim at least 50 people, including women and children, have been killed, and some 48 injured.
- 24 May 2022
Nine Killed and 27 Injured in Confirmed IED Explosion, Kano, Nigeria
On Tuesday 17 May 2022, an took place near a school in Sabon Gari, Kano (Nigeria). The casualty count was eventually confirmed at nine fatalities and 27 people injured. Immediately following the blast, authorities claimed it was due to a gas cylinder explosion, although witnesses claimed to have seen a suicide bomber blow himself up. However, in the last few days, Nigerian police have arrested two Boko Haram suspects and confirmed that the blast was due to an IED explosion.
- 28 Apr 2022
IS and IS-Affiliated Explosive Violence in 2022
In 2022, 27 incidents have been attributed to IS and IS-affiliated groups in English language reporting, resulting in 172 civilian casualties recorded by AOAV (41 killed and 131 injured). Nine of those incidents (33%) have taken place in April, and account for 78% (134) of recorded civilian casualties of IS and IS-affiliated violence in 2022 so far.
- 27 Apr 2022
Six Killed and 28 Injured in IS-Affiliated Suicide Attacks In Taraba (Nigeria)
Two suicide attacks in Nigeria’s typically more peaceful Middle Belt state of Taraba have been claimed by ISWAP. Both attacks, one in the rural community of Iware, and the other in Jalingo, the state’s capital, seem to have been targeting drinking establishments. These latest incidents are a symptom of the spreading Islamist insurgencies that have been active in Nigeria’s northeast for over a decade, as IS-affiliated groups expand their operational areas.
- 24 Feb 2021
At least 10 Killed and 47 Injured in Attack on Borno Capital, Nigeria
At least 10 people have been killed and 47 others injured in brutal Rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) attacks on residential areas of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital in northeast Nigeria, late on Tuesday.
- 22 Jul 2020
The impact of explosive weapons on children in Nigeria
AOAV examines the lasting impact to children from the use of IEDs in Nigeria
- 18 Jun 2019
30 killed in suicide bombing in Nigeria
On June 17, 2019, a triple suicide bombing in Nigeria killed 30 people and injured over 40.
- 9 Apr 2019
3 killed in suicide attack in Nigeria
On Saturday, April 6th 2019, a twin suicide attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria, left three dead and 45 injured. The dead include one civilian and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force militia.
- 19 Jun 2018
31 killed in suicide bombing and grenade attack in Nigerian town
On Saturday, June 16th 2018, an attack using suicide bombers and rocket-propelled grenades, targeted the town of Damboa in Borno, Nigeria.
- 19 Feb 2018
Triple suicide bombing kills at least 20 in northeast Nigeria
On Friday evening, February 16th 2018, three suicide bombers killed at least 20 people, whilst another 70 people were wounded. The attack occurred in a fish market in Konduga, northeastern Nigeria.