Incident Summary:

04/05/2014: Assailants opened fire on community leaders and residents that were meeting in Galadima village, Zamfara state, Nigeria. At least 200 people were killed and an unknown number were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani assailants.




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 Unknown
Specific Description Community Leaders
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Vigilante Group Members
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 Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
AK-47s and other sophisticated weapons were used in the attack.
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 200 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 200
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
"Emir: we lost 105 in attack," The Nation Nigeria, April 7, 2014."
"ACF condemns Zamfara killings," Nigeria Punch, April 8, 2014."
"Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 30 in Zamfara," This Day Online, April 7, 2014."