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15 Feb 2020 | 05:46 PM UTC

Nigeria: Armed gang kills at least 30 people in Katsina state February 14

Armed gang kills at least 30 people in attacks on Dankar and Tsauwa (Katsina state) on February 14; similar attacks possible in the region over the near term

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Event

An armed gang killed at least 30 people in attacks on the Katsina state villages of Dankar and Tsauwa on Friday night (local time), February 14. The attackers reportedly stole food and livestock from the villages.

A heightened security presence is to be expected in the affected villages over the coming days. Similar attacks are possible in the region over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Katsina 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.