Unidentified gunmen killed at least 20 villagers during attacks in Kauru local government area (LGA) (Kaduna state) on Thursday and Friday evenings (local time), July 9-10. Many more have been reported missing as of Saturday evening, July 11. A spokesperson with the Kaduna State Police Command said the attacks occurred in the villages of Chibuak on June 9 and Kigudu II on June 10. The gunmen fled before security personnel arrived on the scene.
A heightened security presence is expected in Kauru LGA in the coming days and further attacks are possible in Kaduna state over the near term.
Individuals in Kaduna 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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