Incident Summary:

04/25/2015: Assailants attacked a military base and residential areas in Karamga, Lake Chad area, Diffa region, Niger. At least 46 soldiers, 28 civilians, and 156 assailants were killed and nine soldiers and an unknown number of assailants were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred on an island in Lake Chad.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Niger Army
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Niger
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Karamga Island
Specific Description Island
Nationality of Target Niger
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 230 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 230
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 156
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Niger Says 46 Soldiers, 28 Civilians Killed In Weekend Boko Haram Attack," AFP (World Service), April 28, 2015.
"Dozens of troops killed in Boko Haram attack on Niger army," Agence France Presse -- English, April 27, 2015.
"Boko Haram Attacks Army Base in Niger," VOA News, April 26, 2015.