Incident Summary:

09/14/2015: Assailants raided Zakupwang village in Barkin Ladi district, Plateau, Nigeria. This was one of seven villages attacked in the area on the same night. At least 20 people were killed across all seven raids. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Fulani militants.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Barkin Ladi district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty figures for this incident represent a division of the cumulative total of those killed across incidents 201509140043, 201509140044, 201509140045, 201509140046, 201509140047, 201509140048, 201509140049.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill 20 in Plateau town attack," The Nation Nigeria, September 14, 2015."
"20 killed in Plateau dawn attack," Nigerian Tribune, September 14, 2015."
"20 Persons killed In Plateau Pre-Dawn Attack," Nigeria Daily Independent, September 15, 2015."