Incident Summary:

09/26/2013: Assailants attacked civilians in Gambaru town, Borno state, Nigeria. Twenty-one civilians were killed and two were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, authorities attributed the incident to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201309260040

When:
2013-09-26

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Gambaru

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Kanumburi
Specific Description Village Head: Gamboru Lawan Ali Shettima
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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 This was one of two coordinated attacks across two days in the same town.
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 21 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 21
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Nigerian Islamists kill 27 in northeast attacks: official," Reuters, September 28, 2013."
"Nigeria: 27 Killed in Fresh Boko Haram Attacks in Borno," AllAfrica.com, September 28, 2013."