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10 juin 2019 | 15h33 UTC

Nigeria: Gunmen kill 43 people in Sokoto state attacks June 8-9

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Gunmen kill 43 people in multiple attacks in Sokoto state June 8-9; similar gang-related violence possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/6/2019, 12h00 until 17/6/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Sokoto state


Gunmen killed 43 people and stole livestock in multiple attacks in Sokoto state overnight (local time) from Saturday, June 8, into Sunday, June 9. Suspected gang members reportedly fired indiscriminately on individuals in the village of Satiru, killing 18 people; gunmen also killed 25 people in four villages in Rabah district.

Similar gang-related attacks are possible in Sokoto state over the near term.


Individuals in Sokoto state are advised to monitor developments, 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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