Incident Summary:

10/07/2015: Assailants attacked a military barracks in Goniri village, Yobe state, Nigeria. At least seven soldiers and 101 assailants were killed and nine soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Armed Forces
Specific Description Barracks
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive 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) 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
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 108 Fatalities / 9 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 108
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 101
Total Number of Injured 9
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At Least 17 Killed In NE Nigeria Suicide Attacks Blamed On Boko Haram," AFP (World Service), October 7, 2015.
"Nigerian Army Claims More than 100 Members of Boko Haram Killed," Latin American Herald Tribune, October 7, 2015.
"Dozens killed in Nigeria clashes, claims top soldier," Anadolu Agency (AA), October 7, 2015.