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Boko Haram

Boko Haram Breakdown1Tactical Breakdown of Recent IncidentsOct. 31 Arms amnesty for Islamist militants expires; house to house searches by JTF begin.

Nov. 02Nigerian authorities claimed to foil a bomb plot for the Eid al-Adha holiday

Nov. 04Four explosions were reported in Maiduguri. Around noon, there was an explosion outside the al-Kanemi Theological College as people gathered for Friday prayers. Another explosion along a road killed four, according to a local police commissioner. A black SUV containing explosives targeted a military base but did not pass the front gate and detonated the explosives outside, damaging several nearby buildings, Lt. Colonel Hassan Ifjieh Mohammed reported. The details of the other explosion in Maiduguri are not available.

In Damaturu, at least 60 people were killed in a series of incidents that followed in the evening. A vehicle exploded in a three-story military building housing the anti-terrorist court; it was reported by Police Commissioner Suleimon Lawal as a suicide bombing but the details are unclear. The First Bank PLC branch, an immigration office, at least 3 police stations, and five churches were attacked with explosives and gunfire and several military vehicles were lit on fire with drivers still inside. Damaturu is the capital of Yobe state in Nigeria and lies 80 miles west of Maiduguru.

The village of Potiskum about 60 miles west of Damaturu was raided, killing at least two. A Nigerian website also reported that at least two were killed in church explosion in Kaduna, about 400 miles east of Damaturu.

Nov. 05Spokesman for Boko Haram Abul-Qaqa has threatened to carry out more attacks targeting federal government formations until security forces stop persecuting our members and vulnerable civilians. The Nigerian Red Cross reported at least 100 died in the Nov. 04 events.

Nov. 06The United States Embassy warns that Boko Haram may be planning to bomb hotels such as The Hilton, Nicon Luxury, and Sheraton in the capital of Abuja.Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State said that he is ready to begin a dialogue with Boko Haram, urging them to eschew violent means, and urged citizens to be careful.Attack Damage

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June 16 attack Vehicle borne improvised explosive deviceDestroyed 40 cars, damaged 30Security guard, suicide bomber killed several others wounded (BBC June 17, said that at least 6 were killed)Detonated before 11am June 16 in a parking lot near Nigerian police headquarters in Abuja (was not permitted to enter main building)

Video reports after the incident:

June 19 58 sect members were arrested including Somalians, Sudanese, and NigeriensJune 16 attack on Police Headquarters

August 26 attackVBIED detonated at UN compound in capital of Abuja at about 10:20 amDrove through the exit security gates into the parking lot and into the UN building before exploding18 killed, 30 wounded, damaging building (NYT reported Aug. 28 that 21 were killed)Vehicle was registered in Kano state north-central Nigeria

Video after the incident: 26 attackAccording to NYT articleBuilding has long drive which vehicle used to accelerate before crashing through barriersBomb was