Incident Summary:

08/11/2013: Assailants dressed in military uniforms opened fire on Muslim worshippers at a mosque in Konduga town, southeast of Maiduguri city, Borno state, Nigeria. At least 44 people were killed and another 26 were injured in the attack. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the incident.

GTD ID:
201308110004

When:
2013-08-11

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Konduga

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Konduga Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 44 Fatalities / 26 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 44
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
Sources
"Gunmen kill 44 at Nigeria mosque," BBC, August 12, 2013."
"Mosque attack in Nigeria leaves at least 44 dead, police official says," CNN, August 12, 2013."
"Nigeria coping with Boko Haram attacks," UPI, August 14, 2013."