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11 Oct 2020 | 11:56 AM UTC

Nigeria: Gunmen kill six in attacks on village in Kaduna state October 9-10

Nigeria News Alert

Unidentified gunmen kill six and injure 20 others in attacks in Kaduna state on October 9-10; further attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kaduna


Unidentified gunmen killed six people and injured 20 others in two attacks on a village in Kaduna state on Friday, October 9, and Saturday, October 10. The attacks occurred in the village of Kidandan in Giwa Local Government Area. At around 11:00 (local time) on Friday, the gunmen entered the village and began shooting randomly at residents, before returning again on Saturday afternoon. An air force aircraft carrying security forces arrived in the area on Saturday and attacked the assailants' camp near the village.

Further security operations are expected in the area over the near term and further attacks are possible over the near term.


Those in Kaduna 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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