List of massacres in Nigeria
|Asaba massacre||7 October 1967||Asaba, Delta||Up to 500 men||Occurred during Biafran Civil War|
|Odi massacre||20 November 1999||Odi, Bayelsa State||43-2,500||Nigerian military attacked the village of Odi, as part of the Conflict in the Niger Delta.|
|2000 Kaduna riots||21 February-23 May 2000||Kaduna||2,000–5,000||Religious riots between Christians and Muslims over the introduction of sharia law in Kaduna State, start of the religious riots phase of the Sharia conflict in Nigeria.|
|2001 Jos riots||7–17 September 2001||Jos||500–5000||Religious riots between Christians and Muslims.|
|Miss World riots||November 22, 2002||Kaduna||200+||Inter-religious riots that started on 22 November in Kaduna, along with many houses of worship being burned by religious zealots. Cause: article in Thisday about the 2002 Miss World beauty contest (to be held in Abuja), in which Muslims took offence.|
|Yelwa massacre||February–May 2004||Yelwa, Shendam and Kano||c. 975||Religiously motivated killings between Christians and Muslims.|
|Muhammad cartoons crisis||18 February 2006||Maiduguri||50+||The international crisis reached the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, in which over 50 people were killed and many buildings destroyed or damaged by rioting Muslims, outraged because of cartoons about Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.|
|2008 Jos riots||28–29 November 2008||Jos||381||Religious riots between Christians and Muslims over the result of a local election.|
|2009 Boko Haram Uprising||July 2009||Maiduguri, Bauchi, Potiskum, Wudil||1,000+||Islamic militants killed over a thousand people between 26 and 29 July; during the violence, Christians were killed for refusing to convert to Islam|
|2010 Jos massacre||2010||Jos||992||Religious rioting; victims were mostly Christians killed by Muslims|
|2011 Abuja United Nations bombing||26 August 2011||Abuja||21||73 injured; Boko Haram attacked a United Nations compound|
|2011 Damaturu attacks||4 November 2011||Damaturu||100-150||Islamic militants associated with Boko Haram attacked police stations, churches, and banks|
|December 2011 Nigeria clashes||December 2011||Maiduguri and Damaturu||68+||Islamic militants associated with Boko Haram clashed with security forces between 22 and 23 December|
|December 2011 Nigeria bombings||25 December 2011||Madalla||41+||73 injured; Muslim militants bombed a Catholic church during Christmas mass|
|January 5–6, 2012 Nigeria attacks||January 2012||Mubi, Yola, Gombi, and Maiduguri||37+||Islamic terrorists attacked churches and Christian businesses; Boko Haram claimed responsibility|
|January 20, 2012 Nigeria attacks||20 January 2012||Kano||185||Islamic terrorists attacked churches and Christian businesses; Boko Haram claimed responsibility|
|April 2012 Kaduna massacre||8 April 2012||Kaduna||38||Islamic terrorists bombed a church on Easter|
|June 2012 Kaduna church bombings||17 June 2012||Kaduna, Wusasa, and Sabon Gari||12-19||80 injured; Islamic terrorists bombed three churches|
|Deeper Life Church shooting||7 August 2012||Okene||19||Islamic militants attacked a church; the pastor was among the dead|
|December 2012 shootings in Nigeria||25 December 2012||Maiduguri, Potiskum||27||Islamic militants attacked a church on Christmas Day; afterwards the church was set on fire|
|2013 Baga massacre||19–20 April 2013||Baga, Borno||228+||Identity of the perpetrators remains unclear; some blame the Nigerian military while others blame the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram|
|Yobe State school shooting||6 July 2013||Mamudo government secondary school||30||Suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 41 children and one teacher|
|Gujba college massacre||29 September 2013||Gujba Yobe school||50||At 1:00 a.m. suspected gunmen from Boko Haram entered the male dormitory in the College of Agriculture in Gujba, Yobe State, Nigeria, killing at least forty-four students and teachers.|
|Kawuri massacre||11 January 2014||Konduga Local Government, Borno State||85||Attack by Boko Haram|
|Borno Massacre||11 February 2014||Konduga, Borno State||39||About 39 people are believed to have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants on a Nigerian town.
Local residents said the attack on Konduga, in the north-east Borno state, lasted several hours, beginning shortly before sundown on Tuesday night with the arrival of gunmen in 4x4 trucks. A mosque and more than 1,000 homes were razed to the ground, residents said.
|Federal Government College Buni Yadi attack||25 February 2014||Federal Government College Buni Yadi, Yobe State||59||Islamist gunmen killed 59 students at a boarding school in Yobe State.|
|April 2014 Abuja attacks||14 April 2014||Bus Stand, Abuja, Nigeria||71||Two bombs exploded in a crowded bus station in the outskirts of Abuja, Nigeria.|
|May 2014 Gamboru attacks||6 May 2014||Gamboru, Borno, Nigeria||300+||Militants attacked at night and set houses ablaze. When people tried to escape, they were shot dead.|
|Gwoza massacre||2 June 2014||Gwoza, Borno, Nigeria||200-300||Boko Haram attack on Christian villagers|
|2014 Kano bombing||23 June 2014||Kano, Nigeria||200+||Dozens of people were killed in a bomb blast at Kano State School of Hygiene. The blast was attributed to militant group Boko Haram by the locals.|
|2015 Baga massacre||3–7 January 2015||Baga, Borno||At least 100, over 2,000 "unaccounted for"|
|2015-2016 Killing of Biafran Protesters||August 2015 till date||Several including Onitsha and Aba, Igboland||80+||Over 80 protesters agitating for the secession of the Biafran region from Nigeria have been killed en masse by Nigerian security operatives, while more than 400 others have been arrested, detained or imprisoned|
|2015 Zaria massacre||12 to 13 December 2015||Zaria, Kaduna State||700-1000||Nigerian army open fire on the Shiite minority when they are setting up for a religious function.|
|2008 Ogaminana massacre||26 February 2008||Ogaminana, Kogi State||over 50||...police descended on Ogaminana at 8.30 pm on February 26, killing and brutalizing mostly elderly men, women and children in a reprisal attack that has sent shock and outrage throughout the country.|
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