Incident Summary:

09/29/2013: Assailants opened fire on students at the College of Agriculture in Gujba city, Yobe state, Nigeria. At least 40 people were killed and another 18 were injured in the assault; additionally, several classrooms were set on fire. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201309290001

When:
2013-09-29

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Yobe

City:
Gujba

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity College of Agriculture
Specific Description Students
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 40 Fatalities / 18 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 40
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 18
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"At least 47 students killed in night-time raid," Xinhua News Agency, September 30, 2013."
"Gunmen kill at least 26 in attack on Nigerian college," Reuters, September 29, 2013."
"Gunmen attack college in Nigeria," BBC, September 29, 2013."