This database aims to compile and monitor homicides and violent deaths (including accidents) in Nigeria in order to provide statistics, analyse trends and draw maps that can help to localise dangerous spots and secure transport of passengers and goods. The data relies on a thorough reading of the Nigerian press (15 dailies & weeklies) and reports from human rights organisations. The two main objectives of the database are 1) to set up a GIS (Geographic Information System) to localise dangerous spots; 2) assess the rise, decline or stabilisation of violence in Nigeria (all things being equal).