At approximately 20:00 (local time) on Monday, October 22, Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Mifa, located 7 km (4 mi) from Chibok (Borno state). According to local sources, the militants burned down the village, killing two people and wounding six others. Similar Boko Haram attacks are possible in Borno state in the near-term.
The northeastern region of Nigeria (i.e. states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa) is highly susceptible to attacks by Islamist militants, including from Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA). Though Nigerian military forces have pushed insurgents from much of their previously claimed territory, attacks by Islamist militants have been on the rise since June 2017.
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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