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04 Feb 2019 | 09:17 PM UTC

Nigeria: Military kills four Boko Haram fighters in Borno state Feb. 2

Nigeria News Alert

Military kills four Boko Haram fighters in Abadam (Borno state) on February 2; further clashes possible in near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Borno State, Nigeria

Event

Boko Haram militants attacked the village of Malumfatori in Abadam local government area (Borno state) on the evening (local time) of Saturday, February 2. According to security officials, the Nigerian Army (NA) repelled the assault, killing at least four Boko Haram fighters. Further attacks by Boko Haram militants are possible in Borno state in the near term.

Context

The northeastern region of Nigeria (i.e. the states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa) is highly susceptible to attacks by Islamist militants, including from Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). Though Nigerian military forces have pushed insurgents from much of their previously claimed territory, attacks 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. More generally, the security environment in Nigeria remains complex and highly variable. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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