Incident Summary:

10/23/2015: A suicide bomber detonated at Jambutu Juma'at Mosque in Yola, Adamawa state, Nigeria. In addition to the bomber, at least 27 people were killed and 96 others were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201510230040

When:
2015-10-23

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Adamawa

City:
Yola

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Jambutu Juma'at Mosque
Specific Description Mosque
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 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 28 Fatalities / 96 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 28
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 96
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Bombings kill at least 37 in northeast Nigeria: officials," Reuters, October 23, 2015."
"27 Dead In Mosque Blast In Yola, NE Nigeria," AFP (World Service), October 23, 2015."
"Nigeria: Suicide Bombers Kill 33, Injure 111 in Yola, Maiduguri Attacks," Vanguard, October 24, 2015."