Unidentified gunmen reportedly killed two people and kidnapped three others in Yebu village (Federal Capital Territory) around 01:33 (local time) on Tuesday, October 15. Local officials have called on security forces to apprehend those responsible for the attack.
Similar incidents are possible in the Federal Capital Territory over the near term.
Kidnappings are common in Nigeria, especially in northern states. Both Nigerians and foreign nationals have been targeted by kidnappers.
Individuals in the Federal Capital Territory are advised to remain vigilant, vary daily schedules and itineraries, and refrain from sharing personal information with unknown persons to limit the risk of being targeted by potential kidnappers. If attacked, remain calm, do not offer resistance, and adopt a cooperative attitude. Do everything in your power to keep the situation as calm as possible (e.g. accepted offered food, engage in conversation initiated by your captors, avoid all political or potentially inflammatory topics, etc.).
The security situation in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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