Incident Summary:

11/25/2014: A female suicide bomber detonated at a market in Maiduguri city, Borno state, Nigeria. In addition to the bomber, 64 people were killed and 98 others were injured in the blast. This was one of two coordinated attacks on the market within a short period of time. This attack targeted a crowd that had collected in response to an earlier explosion. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



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 Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 65 Fatalities / 98 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 65
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 98
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two female suicide bombers behind Nigeria attack: security source," Agence France Presse -- English, November 25, 2014."
"2 female suicide bombers kill 67 in Borno market," Vanguard, November 26, 2014."
"Double Female Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 45 In Nigeria," AFP (World Service), November 25, 2014."