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10 Nov 2020 | 01:38 AM UTC

Nigeria: Reports of IED explosion in Monguno LGA (Borno State) November 9

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Reports of IED explosion in Monguno LGA (Borno State) on November 9; similar attacks are possible in the area in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/11/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Monguno, Borno State, Nigeria


At least one improvised explosive device (IED) detonated on Monday, November 9, in Borno state. The incident occurred in the Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) with unconfirmed reports suggesting there were sounds of two explosions in the area. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages and further details surrounding the incident remain unknown.

A heightened security presence is possible in the Monguno LGA in the near term. Similar attacks are possible across Borno state.


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.


Those 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.


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