Incident Summary:

12/31/2010: On Friday, in the Asokoro area of Abuja, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, eleven civilians were killed and 26 others were injured when unknown militants detonated an improvised explosive device that had been placed near a fish fry shop in the Mammy market which was next to the Sani Abacha military barracks. No damage was specified and no group has claimed responsibility, but authorities suspect Boko Haram was responsible for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
At the Mami market in the Sani Abacha barracks in the district of Asokoro in Abuja, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 26
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Agence France Presse, "Four Killed, 26 Injured in Abuja Bomb Attack," World News Connection, Agence France Presse, January 1, 2011.
Joe Brock, "Nigerian Militant Group Says Not Behind Abuja Bomb," Reuters, January 2, 2011,
Jane's Intelligence, "IED Attack Kills 11 People in Nigerian Capital," Terrorism Watch Report, BBC, January 4, 2011.