Incident Summary:

02/15/2014: Assailants dressed in military uniforms attacked residents in Izghe village, Borno state, Nigeria. The assailants forced the village men to gather in one spot and executed several of them. At least 106 people were killed and an unknown number of people were wounded. This was one of two such attacks in Borno on this day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed it to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Izghe Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Multiple thrown homemade bombs, sophisticated weapons, and sharp objects were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 106 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 106
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
"Boko Haram hack males to death," CNN, February 18, 2014.
"Boko Haram 'in village massacre'," BBC, February 16, 2014.
"Nigerian Senator Says Over 100 Killed in Islamist Attack in Northeastern Borno State," AFP (World Service), February 16, 2014.