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01 Nov 2018 | 07:17 PM UTC

Nigeria: At least 12 killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno state November 1

Nigeria News Alert

Boko Haram militants kill at least 12 people in the villages of Bulaburin and Kofa (Borno state) as well as the Dalori refugee camp on November 1

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/1/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/1/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Borno State, Nigeria

Event

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 12 people in attacks targeting two villages and a refugee camp near Maiduguri (Borno state) on Thursday, November 1. According to residents, the militants reportedly fired indiscriminately on residents in Bulaburin and Kofa before setting fire to the buildings in the villages. At the Dalori internally displaced persons camp, Boko Haram fighters overpowered local militias protecting the refugees and burned the camp. Similar Boko Haram attacks are possible in Borno state in the near-term.

Context

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.

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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