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13 mai 2020 | 02h11 UTC

Nigeria: Security forces kill 17 bandits in Kaduna state May 12

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Military kills at least 17 bandits in Mashigi, Galbi, Damba, and Kabarasha village (Kaduna state) in anti-terror operation on May 11; similar operations possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/5/2020, 12h00 until 13/5/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kaduna


At least 17 bandits were killed following an anti-terror operation on their hideouts in Mashigi Galbi, Damba, and Kabarasha (Kaduna state) on Monday, May 11. According to military officials, several bandits escaped, and three houses and a church were partially damaged during the operation. No civilian casualties were reported.

Separately, local officials confirmed that gunmen killed at least 17 people in Gonan-Rogo (Kaduna state) in the early hours (local time) of Tuesday, May 12. The gunmen assaulted the village with guns, machetes, and knives. Houses were set on fire and several other residents sustained gunshot and machete wounds.

Similar attacks and security operations are possible in Kaduna state in the near term.  


Individuals in Kaduna state are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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