Explosive violence by the Nigerian armed forces

Over the past decade (2014-2023), AOAV has recorded 84 incidents of explosive weapons use attributed to Nigeria. The Nigerian Air Force is the reported perpetrator of 797 civilian casualties (444 killed), and 3,238 armed actor casualties (2,971 killed). ​​​​​​​​
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​​ Attacks attributed to the Nigerian armed forces have been recorded in Nigeria (705 civilian casualties), Niger (92), and Kenya (no civilian casualties). ​​​​​​​​
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​​ Air-launched weapons account for all civilian casualties attributed to the Nigerian Air Force.​​ ​​​​​​​​
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The majority of civilian casualties were recorded in Nigerian attacks on encampments, which account for 36% (285) of civilian casualties. Other locations impacted by attacks attributed to the Nigerian Air Force include villages (270 civilian casualties), and public gatherings (216).