Incident Summary:

11/29/2015: Assailants attacked residents in Bam village, Biu district, Borno, Nigeria. At least four people were killed, an unknown number of people were injured, and a number of young females were kidnapped in the raid. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. 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 Biu district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Bam Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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 The victims included Hauwa'u Pidigum, Abdullahi Pidigum, Ummi Pidigum, and Rabi Pidigum.
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 Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Borno Panel Confirms Abduction of Six Family Members," Sahel Standard, December 10, 2015.
"Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram Men Reportedly Kill Soldier, Six Others in Borno Attacks," Vanguard Online, November 30, 2015.
"Boko Haram Kills 7 Villagers, Abduct More Girls In Borno," Leadership, November 29, 2015.