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16 Jan 2020 | 10:09 AM UTC

Nigeria: At least six killed and several abducted along Kaduna-Zaria highway January 14 /update 1

Unidentified gunmen reportedly kill six people along Kaduna-Zaria highway as of January 14; similar attacks possible in the area over the near term

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Event

According to police sources, at least six people were killed and an unspecified number were kidnapped following an ambush on the Kaduna-Zaria highway, near Fandatio village, at around 23:00 (local time) on Tuesday, January 14. The source stated that unidentified gunmen dressed as military personnel attacked commuters in the area, including the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram, though the number of people abducted and killed was not confirmed. According to independent sources, the Emir would be among the seriously wounded.

Similar attacks are possible in the area over the near term

Advice

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.