Nigeria

Explosive violence in Nigeria in 2016

  • There were 926 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • 56% (517) were civilians
  • Of civilian deaths and injuries, almost 100% were caused by IEDs
  • 88% were caused by suicide attacks
  • When explosive violence was used in a populated area in Nigeria last year 94% of those dead and injured were civilians
  • Compared to 2015, AOAV has recorded an decrease in civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Nigeria of 83%
  • Where a perpetrator claimed an attack, 100% of civilian deaths and injuries were caused by acts perpetrated by Boko Haram
  • 32% of civilian deaths and injuries occured in Maiduguri

Explosive violence trends and patterns in Nigeria (2011-2016)

  • Between 2011-2016 Nigeria has seen 8,800 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • Of these, 89% (7,837) were civilians
  • When explosive violence was used in a populated area, 95% of the deaths and injuries were civilians.
  • IEDs caused, by far, the most harm in this period, with 97% of civilian deaths and injuries caused by such weapons
  • 2015 was the worst year in this period for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Nigeria

[note: figures for 2016 subject to change]

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