Incident Summary:

07/01/2014: An explosives-laden vehicle detonated at a market in Maiduguri city, Borno state, Nigeria. At least 56 people were killed and 69 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201407010014

When:
2014-07-01

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Maiduguri

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Vehicle
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 attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 56 Fatalities / 69 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 56
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 69
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"56 dead as extremists bomb Nigeria market," Journal-Gazette, July 2, 2014."
"Dozens reported killed by car bomb in Nigeria," Al Jazeera, July 1, 2014."
"Unabated Killings, As Insurgents Ignore Ramadan," Leadership, July 6, 2014."