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.
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.
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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