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08 nov. 2019 | 19h28 UTC

Nigeria: Jihadist attack in Borno state leaves ten dead November 6

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Jihadist attack on Nigerian army convoy in Borno state leaves ten dead November 6; similar attacks likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/11/2019, 12h00 until 11/11/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Borno State, Nigeria

Event

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants attacked a Nigerian army convoy in Damboa local government area (Borno state) in the evening (local time) on Wednesday, November 6, leaving ten soldiers dead and nine more wounded. Twelve soldiers remain missing as of Friday, November 8.

Further attacks are likely 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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