Incident Summary:

09/17/2014: Assailants attacked Konduga town, Borno state, Nigeria. At least 201 assailants were killed in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201409160049

When:
2014-09-17

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Konduga

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Konduga Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Rocket propelled grenades, AK-47s, and anti-aircraft missiles were used in the attack.
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 500
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 201 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 201
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 201
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Four soldiers hurt in central Nigeria ambush: military," Agence France Presse -- English, September 16, 2014."
"Troops kill 200 Boko Haram terrorists," Vanguard, September 18, 2014."
"No Boko Haram emir in Gwoza, Damboa —Locals •Say over 400 insurgents killed in separate attacks in Konduga, Ngamdu," Nigerian Tribune, September 18, 2014."