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07 Apr 2020 | 07:52 AM UTC

Nigeria: Militants attack village in Adamawa state April 6

Militants attack Kirchinga village (Madagali, Adamawa state), looting shops and razing homes April 6; further attacks possible in the near term

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Event

Suspected Boko Haram militants launched an attack in the village of Kirchinga, located in the Madagali local government area of Adamawa state in the afternoon (local time) on Monday, April 6. Militants reportedly looted shops and razed several homes before being repelled by security forces. No casualties have been reported as of Tuesday, April 7.

Similar attacks are possible in the near term.

Context

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 (ISWAP). Though Nigerian military forces have pushed insurgents from much of their previously claimed territory, attacks have been on the rise since June 2017.

Advice

Individuals in Adamawa 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.