Incident Summary:

08/19/2013: Assailants attacked the village of Demba in Borno state, Nigeria. At least 35 people were killed and at least 14 others were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201308190004

When:
2013-08-19

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Near Baga

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Demba village.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Demba Village
Specific Description Village
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Knives and axes were 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 35 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 35
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"'Boko Haram' in deadly Nigeria raid," BBC, August 23, 2013."
"World: Suspected Islamists militants kill 35 in Nigeria raid," East African Standard, August 24, 2013."
"Details of bloody massacre emerge in Nigerian village," World Bulletin, August 24, 2013."