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15 Jan 2020 | 11:17 AM UTC

Nigeria: Unidentified gunmen kill three along Kaduna-Zaria highway January 15

Unidentified gunmen kill three people along Kaduna-Zaria highway as of January 15; similar attacks possible in the area over the near term

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Event

Unidentified gunmen, suspected to be bandits, attacked the Emir of Potiskum and killed three of his aides on the Kaduna-Zaria highway, near Fandatio village, around 02:00 (local time) on Wednesday, January 15. Further details were not immediately reported.

Similar attacks are possible in the area over the near term.  

Advice

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.