Incident Summary:

11/17/2015: An explosive device detonated in a market in Jambutu village, Yola North district, Adamawa state, Nigeria. In addition to the suicide bomber, at least 32 people were killed and 80 others were injured in the blast. 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 in the Yola North district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Produce Market
Specific Description Market
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
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
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 33 Fatalities / 80 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 33
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 80
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"More Than 30 Dead As Carnage Returns To NE Nigeria," AFP (World Service), November 17, 2015."
"Blast at market in northeastern Nigerias Yola kills 32," Reuters, November 18, 2015."
"Dozens killed in Nigeria market bombing," Al Jazeera Online, November 17, 2015."