Incident Summary:

12/31/2014: A suicide bomber detonated prematurely as he and other assailants were traveling to an unknown target in Maiduwa village, Yobe state, Nigeria. At least six assailants were killed and two assailants were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Boko Haram was involved.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in Fika district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
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
Boko Haram (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 8
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 6 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 6
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"At least six killed by suicide bomb in bus in Nigeria's Yobe state: witness," Reuters, December 31, 2014.
"Six Sect Members Killed In Yobe Car Bomb, Police Confirms," Channels TV Nigeria, January 3, 2015.
"Suicide bomber kills six in Yobe," The Guardian Nigeria, January 1, 2015.