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06 Sep 2018 | 06:56 PM UTC

Nigeria: Boko Haram kills two and kidnaps at least 25 in Borno state Sep. 4 /update 1

Nigeria News Alert

Boko Haram militants attack civilian convoy in Borno state on September 4; at least two people killed and 25 kidnapped

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/11/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Maiduguri

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Event

On Tuesday, September 4, Boko Haram militants ambushed a civilian convoy traveling from Maiduguri to Gwoza (Borno state). According to local sources, at least two people were killed in the attack, including a soldier and a civilian. In addition, at least 25 people were kidnapped following the attack. The whereabouts of the victims remain unknown as of Thursday, September 6. Further attacks by Boko Haram are possible in the coming days and weeks. 

Context

The northeastern region of Nigeria (Borno, Yobe, Adamawa) is highly susceptible to attacks by Boko Haram. While Nigerian military forces have pushed insurgents from much of their previously claimed territory over the past year, attacks by the group have been on the rise since June 2017.

Advice

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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