Incident Summary:

06/03/2014: Assailants attacked residents and buildings in Ngoshe village, Borno state, Nigeria. This was one of four similar attacks carried out on villages by the same group. At least 400 people were killed and an unknown number of buildings were set on fire during the attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks 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 Ngoshe Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Kalashnikov assault weapons and rocket-propelled grenades 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
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 100 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 100
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities Unknown
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Scores killed in Boko Haram village raids: local official," Agence France Presse -- English, June 4, 2014.
"Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria Killed 400, Official Says," BusinessWeek, June 4, 2014.
"B'Haram attacks three villages, scores feared dead," Nigeria Punch, June 3, 2014.