Incident Summary:

07/03/2015: Assailants raided Zabarmari village, outside of Maiduguri city, Nigeria. Assailants set the village on fire and six female suicide bombers detonated explosive devices, killing an unstated number of people and injuring at least 101 people. 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
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Zabarmari Village
Specific Description Village
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 Vehicle
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 13 Fatalities / 101 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 13
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 6
Total Number of Injured 101
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 55 reported killed by Boko Haram suicide bombers," Miami Herald, July 4, 2015."
"Female suicide bombers cause heavy casualties in NE Nigeria village: residents, vigilante," Agence France Presse -- English, July 4, 2015."
"Military, Vigilantes Commended For Efforts To Repel Attack On Zabarmari," Channels TV Nigeria, July 4, 2015."