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19 sept. 2019 | 20h05 UTC

Nigeria: Boko Haram attack in Borno state leaves nine dead September 18

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri (Borno state) leaves nine dead on September 18; further attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 19/9/2019, 12h00 until 23/9/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Maiduguri

Event

Boko Haram militants reportedly launched an attack on a village near Maiduguri (Borno state) on Wednesday night (local time), September 18, killing at least nine people and abducting several others. According to local media reports, the group attacked its victims silently, using bows and arrows and machetes in order to avoid drawing the attention of other villagers.

Further attacks are possible in Borno state over the near term.

Context

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.

Advice

Individuals 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.

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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