Boko Haram and al-Qaeda kill four security force personnel in two separate attacks in Niger.
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.
Boko Haram attacks two towns in Niger but is repulsed by the Niger Army with assistance from the Chad Air Force. [http:--www.stltoday.com-news-world-boko-haram-attacks-town-inside-niger-after-cameroon-article_d77e8109-715a-5757-9a45-82221d8d17d1.html (AP via St Louis Post Dispatch)], [http:--www.ngrguardiannews.com-news-national-news-196944-nigerien-chadian-forces-repel-boko-haram-attack ("Nigerian Guardian")]date=August 2019
For the first time in nearly eighteen months, a sign of life appears of four French nationals kidnapped by Al-Qa'eda in Arlit, Niger. A videotape shows them healthy; they ask France to negotiate their release.
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