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04 Sep 2020 | 05:10 AM UTC

Nigeria: Gunmen kidnap villagers in Niger state on September 3

Nigeria News Alert

Gunmen kidnap at least 20 villagers in Shiroro district (Niger state) on September 3; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Niger state

Event

Unknown gunmen reportedly kidnapped at least 20 people in a raid on Adagbi village in Shiroro district (Niger state) on Thursday, September 3. Local media sources report that the majority of those kidnapped were women. No casualties were reported during the raid, with the gunmen firing into the air as they entered the village on motorcycles and villagers running away. It is unclear who was responsible for the attack.

A heightened security presence is likely in Shiroro district as security forces carry out a search for the missing. Further attacks in Niger state are likely in the near term. 

Advice

Individuals in Niger state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant, 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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