Incident Summary:

07/06/2013: Assailants set fire to the Government Secondary School in Mamudo village, Potiskum local government area, Yobe state, Nigeria. The assailants then opened fire on students and staff as they fled from the burning building, killing 46 people and wounding four others. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack in a video posted online.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Government of Pakistan
Specific Description Secondary School
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 46 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 46
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gunmen kill 28 in attack on northeast Nigeria school," Reuters, July 6, 2013.
"Students burnt alive in Nigeria school attack," Al Jazeera, July 6, 2013.
"Gunmen kill 42 in school attack in Nigeria," Agence France Presse -- English, July 6, 2013.