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17 nov. 2020 | 18h16 UTC

Gunmen kill 16 in attacks in Kaduna state November 16-17

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Unidentified gunmen kill at least 16 civilians in attacks in Kaduna state on November 16-17; further attacks possible in the region over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 17/11/2020, 12h00 until 19/11/2020, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kaduna, Igabi, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area, Kajuru (Kaduna state), Giwa, Nigeria

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Unidentified gunmen reportedly killed at least 16 people during attacks in Kaduna state on Monday, November 16, through to the early hours of Tuesday, November 17. The attacks occurred in the local government areas of Giwa, Zangon-Kataf, Igabi, and Kajuru. Eleven of the fatalities occurred in Albasu village in Igabi, where a village chief was among those killed. An unspecified number of people were also abducted during the raids. 

Further security operations are expected in the area over the near term and further attacks are also possible.


Those in Kaduna 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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