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02 Mar 2020 | 05:44 AM UTC

Nigeria: Unidentified gunmen kill at least 50 in Kaduna state March 2

Unidentified gunmen kill at least 50 civilians in attack in Kaduna state March 2; similar attacks likely over the near term



According to media sources, unidentified gunmen suspected to be terrorist militants attacked the village of Kerewa, Igabi Local Government Area (Kaduna state) in the early hours (local time) of Monday, March 2. The gunmen killed at least 50 civilians and wounded several others.

Additional security forces have been deployed to the region. Similar attacks are likely 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.