Six soldiers from Niger and Nigeria are killed and 16 others are wounded during a fight with ISWAP militants in the Lake Chad region of Borno State, Nigeria. Twenty-two militants are also killed and 17 more are captured.
SEAL Team Six conducts a predawn raid in northern Nigeria, rescuing American hostage Philip Walton, who was kidnapped in Niger. The Pentagon says no U.S. military personnel were injured in the operation.
Suspected Boko Haram militants kill 14 civilians in the southeast Diffa Region of Niger near the Nigerian border. The Nigerien government recently approved a law prolonging a 15-day state of emergency for the Diffa region by three months in a bid to boost security.
Boko Haram militants attack Chad for the first time after 30 fighters crossed Lake Chad in four motorboats and attacked the village of Ngouboua. Chad recently joined Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon in a military coalition against Boko Haram.
The President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan declares a state of emergency in the states of Borno, Yobe, Niger and Plateau due to violence by the Islamist sect Boko Haram. [http:--www.abc.net.au-news-2012-01-01-nigeria-declares-state-of-emergency-3753958 (AFP via ABC News Australia)]Clashes in Ebonyi State in eastern Nigeria kill at least fifty people. [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-nm-20111231-wl_nm-us_nigeria_clashes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019 Nigeria shuts borders with the countries Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. [http:--www.thenationonlineng.net-2011-index.php-news-update-31740-jonathan-declares-state-of-emergency-in-borno-yobe-plateau-and-niger-states.html (The Nation)][https:--web.archive.org-web-20120107132718-http:--www.sunnewsonline.com-webpages-news-national-2012-jan-01-national-01-01-2012-001.html (The Sun)]Clashes in Ebonyi State in eastern Nigeria kill at least fifty people. [http:--old.news.yahoo.com-s-nm-20111231-wl_nm-us_nigeria_clashes (Reuters via Yahoo! News)]date=August 2019