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]
Boko Haram’s murderous suicide bombings
Although the West African group Boko Haram may be more obscure than ISIS, they continue to launch the most fatal IED and suicide attacks worldwide.
Crossing borders: Chad’s first suicide attack
Monday's suicide attack in Chad is the first time the country has experienced a suicide bombing, and shows a potential escalation of Boko Haram's destructive tactics.
Nigeria’s female suicide bombers
After the publication of a UNICEF report, AOAV looks at the increasing use of females and children in perpetrating suicide attacks in Nigeria.
The deadly burden of violence in Nigeria
AOAV comments on the horror of using children to perpetrate IED attacks in Nigeria.
Explosive States: AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor 2014
Global civilian casualties from explosive violence in 2014 increased for the third year running, up 5% from 2013.