Incident Summary:

06/04/2014: Assailants stormed the Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS) station in Enugu city, Enugu state, Nigeria. Two police officers and an assailant were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to the Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM).




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Journalists & Media
Name of Entity Enugu State Broadcasting Service (ESBS)
Specific Description Radio Station
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Successful Rescue
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
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
Biafra Zionist Movement (BZM) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 13
Number of Captured Perpetrators 13
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nigeria: Police Foil Rebel Group's Attempt To Seize Radio, TV Stations," Vanguard Online, June 5, 2014.
"Nigeria: Clash Between Police, Rebel Group Reportedly Claims 2 Lives in Enugu State," The Sun Online, June 5, 2014.