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19 Oct 2018 | 04:47 PM UTC

Nigeria: Four people killed in attack in Benue state October 18

Nigeria News Alert

Unidentified gunmen kill four people in attack in Zaki-Biam (Benue state) on October 18

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/26/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Benue state

Event

At least four people were killed in an attack in Zaki-Biam, located in the Ukum local government area (Benue state), on Thursday, October 18. According to local sources, the gunmen attacked and burned down a police station, killing one policeman and three civilians. Reports indicate the gunmen also abducted a police officer. Several hundred people fled the area following the attack. Additional clashes are possible in Benue state in the coming days and weeks.  

Advice

In general, the security environment in Nigeria is complex and is particularly challenging in the northeast and extreme south of the country due to the presence of armed groups, high crime rates, and the risk of kidnapping. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel to such areas.

 

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