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27 juill. 2020 | 11h05 UTC

Nigeria: Militant ambush on soldiers causes casualties in Borno State on July 25

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Suspected Boko Haram ambush kills at least 10 soldiers in Borno State on July 25; further attacks likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 27/7/2020, 12h00 until 29/7/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Borno State, Nigeria


Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush in Borno State on Saturday, July 25. The attack, which took place along the Maiduguri-Damboa Highway, targeted a patrol which was returning from counter-insurgency operations and took place at close range. A spokesman stated that the death toll may rise as many soldiers remain missing, with more bodies expected to be found in the bush.

Continued operations against Boko Haram are to be expected in Borno State in the medium-term. Further militant attacks are likely.


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.


Those in Borno state are advised to monitor developments, 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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