Incident Summary:

03/08/2014: Assailants stormed the Enugu Government House in Enugu city, Enugu state, Nigeria. Five people, including one assailant and at least one security official, were wounded in the attack. The Biafra Zionist Movement claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that their goal was to raise the Republic of Biafra flag in the building; however, police suspected the involvement of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Government House in Enugu.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of Enugu
Specific Description Enugu Government House
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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 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
Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM) (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Biafran Zionists Claim Responsibility for Enugu Govt House Attack," This Day Online, March 12, 2014.
"Nigeria: Enugu Police Chief Says Suspected Rebel Group Behind Attack at State Government House," Nigerian Tribune Online, March 11, 2014.
"One Killed as Gunmen Attack Enugu Govt House," This Day Online, March 8, 2014.