Incident Summary:

02/24/2015: Assailants attacked Chadian Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) positions near Gambaru, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to an unknown number of assailant casualties, at least one soldier was killed and nine soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201502240078

When:
2015-02-24

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Near Gambaru

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF)
Specific Description Chadian Soldiers
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
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
Machineguns and Kalashnikov automatic rifles 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 208 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 208
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 207
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Boko Haram Attacks Chadian Troops in Nigeria; 207 Militants Killed," RFI Online, February 25, 2015."