Violent civil unrest in northeastern Nigeria

The Islamist Boko Haram group is being blamed for a series of violent bomb blasts and gun battles. At least 60 people in the in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damaturu. This violence follows a series of attacks reported in the neighbouring cities of Maiduguri and Potiskum on Friday.

Travellers in this region should exercise extreme caution since violence may erupt without warning. Travellers may wish to postpone any non-essential travel to this region.

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