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24 Jan 2020 | 12:22 PM UTC

Nigeria: Boko Haram militants kill ten in Borno state January 23

Boko Haram militants kill ten civilians in attack in Borno state January 23; similar attacks likely over the near term

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Event

Boko Haram militants attacked a group of loggers near Dikwa (Borno state) on Thursday, January 23, killing ten. Security forces immediately responded to the incident.

A heightened security presence is expected in the area over the coming hours. Similar attacks are likely in Borno state over the near term.

Context

Although regional counterinsurgency efforts begun in 2015 and led by West African states Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger have diminished Boko Haram's effective territorial control, northeastern Nigeria remains Boko Haram's stronghold, concentrating the majority of its activities.

Advice

Individuals in Nigeria 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.