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15 Apr 2020 | 10:28 PM UTC

Nigeria: Gunmen attack village in Plateau state April 15

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attack village in Bassa Local Government Area (Plateau state) on April 15

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Event

Unidentified gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked the village of Hurra in Bassa Local Government Area (Plateau state) in the early hours (local time) of Wednesday, April 15. Local media reports indicate that the attack occurred at approximately 00:15 (local time) and lasted several hours. The gunmen killed at least nine people and burned over 20 houses in the attack.

Additional security personnel have been deployed to the area. Further similar attacks are likely in Plateau state, despite the current coronavirus disease lockdown measures in place, in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Plateau state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant, 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.