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14 mai 2020 | 02h11 UTC

Nigeria: Gunmen kill four villagers and wound three others in Benue state May 12

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Unidentified gunmen kill four villagers and wound three others in Tse-Haaga village, Guma local government area (Benue state) on May 12; heightened security presence and similar attacks possible in the area over near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/5/2020, 12h00 until 19/5/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Benue state

Event

The Police Command in Benue confirmed that unidentified gunmen, suspected to be herders, attacked Tse-Haaga village in Guma local government area (Benue state) on Tuesday, May 12. According to residents, the gunmen stormed the village at around 17:00 (local time) and opened fire on the villagers, killing four people and wounding three others. Authorities have deployed additional security personnel to the area following the incident.

A heightened security presence is to be expected and similar attacks are possible in Benue state in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Benue 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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