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22 Nov 2020 | 08:28 PM UTC

Nigeria: Dozens abducted and one killed in attack in Kaduna state November 21

Nigeria News Alert

Unidentified gunmen abduct dozens and kill one in attack in the Igabi area (Kaduna state November 21; further attacks possible in the region over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/22/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kaduna, Igabi

Event

Unidentified gunmen reportedly killed one person and abducted dozens of others during an attack in Kaduna state on Friday, November 21. The attack occurred in the local government area of Igabi, which has been attacked several times in the last few weeks with 11 people being killed in Albasu village on November 16; a village chief was among those killed. An unspecified number of people were also abducted during the previous raids. 

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

Advice

Those in Kaduna state are advised to monitor developments, 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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