Incident Summary:

12/31/2014: Security forces identified and shot a female suicide bomber approaching a military barracks in Bolari area, Gombe city, Gombe state, Nigeria. The assailant's explosives detonated, killing her; there were no other reported casualties. No group claimed responsibility for the incident.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
Incident occurred in the Bolari area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Army (NA)
Specific Description Barracks
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Woman suicide attack on barracks in northeast Nigeria: witnesses," Agence France Presse -- English, December 31, 2014.
"Nigeria Militants Kill 11 as Jonathan Vows to Wipe Out Terrorism," BusinessWeek, January 1, 2015.
"Female suicide attacker killed at barracks in Nigeria: Witnesses," Straits Times, December 31, 2014.