Incident Summary:

05/17/2014: Assailants attempted to take control of the Damaturu-Benishek-Maiduguri road in Borno state, Nigeria. At least 101 civilians and an unknown number of assailants were killed and six soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash with military forces. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201405170075

When:
2014-05-17

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
The incident occurred between the cities of Maiduguri and Damaturu

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
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
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 101 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 101
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Troops in fresh shoot out with Boko Haram in Borno," The Nation Nigeria, May 17, 2014."