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25 Sep 2018 | 07:02 PM UTC

Nigeria: Attack by Boko Haram near Monguno September 23

Nigeria News Alert

Military repels attack by Boko Haram fighters near Monguno (Borno state) on September 23

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kekeno (Borno state)

Event

At approximately 16:45 (local time) on Sunday, September 23, Boko Haram fighters attacked a military base in the village of Kekeno, located near Monguno (Borno state). According to Nigerian security officials, military forces repelled the attack, killing several Boko Haram fighters. Additional security forces have been deployed to the area. Nevertheless, further clashes are possible in the near-term.

Context

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

Advice

Individuals in Borno state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

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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