Election Related Violence


Week: July 11 – July 25

Data from the Nigerian Security Tracker shows that between 11th July – 25 July, about 10 people died in election-related violence across Nigeria. Interactions leading to election violence in the week involves violence between political parties (5), Party on voters (2) and Party on state actors (2).




Most of the attacks happened in the Southwest including; Kwara, Osun, Ogun and Lagos State as armed men attacked political parties, journalists and disrupt PVC collection.


There were two election violence related attacks in the South-South including,Cross River and Bayelsa. These attacks involved shooting at the venues of state primaries.


A sole attacked occurred in the region when gunmen attack Enugu INEC officials and destroyed registration machines.


In the Northwest, gunmen kill 3 in Niger State , 1 other person injured.


In the North-east, gunmen attacked the House Of Assembly Primary Election Venue, Shooting Sporadically.


Lagos and Niger State recorded the highest fatalities, as at least three people were killed in election related incidents in the states. Bayelsa and Cross river also tied second in terms of fatalities recorded. 


This dashboard visualizes the trend of Election-related violence in Nigeria beginning from the earliest data collected by the Nigerian Security Tracker (NST), since 2014, till date (Updated Weekly). This section show how the various actors of election-related violence have been interacting through time and over the geopolitical areas in Nigeria.

The filter options allows you to narrow down your view or cross reference multiple interactions of election-related violence



The Council on Foreign Relations, through the Nigerian Security Tracker (NST) gathers and curates data on conflict events in Nigeria. The HumAngle Election Violence Dashboard, classifies election-related incidents into Nine (9) forms of interactions between the actors, based on the classification published by the International Foundations For Electoral Systems (IFES). See Ifes.


All data except otherwise stated were gathered from the Nigerian Security Tracker (NST). HumAngle processed the data and visualizes them in the Summary, Dashboards and Charts above. HumAngle claims no ownership of the data and is not responsible for any error associated with its origin. Therefore, users should use the information on this website at their own discretion

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