Militants attacked Kwashebe Zamarmari farm in Jere local government area (LGA) of Borno state on Saturday morning, November 28, killing at least 40 people. The attackers targeted workers as they were harvesting rice. Authorities launched a search operation to apprehend the perpetrators of the attack. The identity of those responsible was not immediately known.
Security operations are possible in the vicinity of the incident in the coming days. Further militant attacks are likely across Borno state over the near term.
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. 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 to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.