Incident Summary:

05/13/2014: Assailants attacked residents and buildings in Tsangayari village, Kalabalge district, Borno state, Nigeria. Residents repelled the attack, killing approximately 200 assailants. This was one of three coordinated attacks in district villages by the same assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kalabalge district

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Tsangayari village

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Tsangayari Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom 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?Yes
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 200
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 200
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Villagers fight off militants," CNN, May 15, 2014.
"Nigerians kill 200 Boko Haram Islamists," Deccan Chronicle, May 16, 2014.
"BBC News - Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'," DailyMe.Com, May 14, 2014.