Incident Summary:

11/02/2013: Assailants attacked a wedding convoy on Bama-Banki highway in Gwoza district, Borno state, Nigeria. At least 30 people were killed in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the attack was attributed to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Gwoza district

Location Details:
The incident occurred on the road between Bama and Gwoza, in the Gwoza Local Government Area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Wedding
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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 30 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nigeria: Gunmen kill groom, 30 in wedding convoy," Associated Press Online, November 3, 2013.
"Attack on Nigerian wedding convoy leaves 30 dead: witnesses," Agence France Presse -- English, November 3, 2013.
"Gunmen ambush Nigeria wedding convoy, kill 30 (VIDEO)," Malay Mail, November 4, 2013.