Seventy-three children are abducted by armed men at a rural secondary school in Zamfara State, Nigeria. The government of Zamfara State has closed all public schools in order to prevent similar attacks.
A group of bandits attack a village in the Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara State, Nigeria, killing at least 34 civilians. The gunmen arrived on motorcycles and opened fire on civilians indiscriminately, later burning down homes.
Nigerian authorities relax a 24 hour curfew put in place in Jos due to recent religious violence. [http:--af.reuters.com-article-topNews-idAFJOE60K06A20100121 (Reuters Africa)] [http:--www.afriquejet.com-news-africa-news-curfew-relaxed-in-nigerian-city-after-violence-2010012142539.html (Afrique en ligne)]date=August 2019