Incident Summary:

08/30/2013: Assailants dressed in military uniforms ambushed Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members near Monguno town, Borno state, Nigeria. The victims had been intending to attack a Boko Haram camp when they were ambushed. At least 24 CJTF members were killed and another 36 were reported missing and presumed to be abducted. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attribute the attack to Boko Haram. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF)
Specific Description Members
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
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
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 24 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 24
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
"Suspected Boko Haram attacks kill 38 in Nigeria: officials," Agence France Presse -- English, August 31, 2013."
"Boko Haram 'kills 24 Nigerian vigilantes in ambush'," East African Standard, September 1, 2013."
"Nigerian Vigilantes Say 24 From Group Killed by Boko Haram," Bloomberg, September 1, 2013."