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01 Aug 2019 | 04:36 PM UTC

Nigeria: Dozens killed amid clashes in Borno state as of August 1 /update 1

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Nigerian Army kills 40 Islamic State-West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in Borno state as of August 1; some 25 soldiers reportedly killed

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Borno State, Nigeria

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Event

The Nigerian military reported on Thursday, August 1, that at least 40 Islamic State-West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants have been killed, along with 20 Nigerian and five Chadian soldiers, amid intense clashes in Borno state. The fighting comes as ISWAP militants launched an assault on a Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) position near Baga on Monday, July 29.

Further ISWAP and Boko Haram attacks in Borno state are likely 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 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.

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel

 

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