Incident Summary:

11/29/2015: Assailants raided Gulak town, Adamawa, Nigeria. One soldier and 21 assailants were killed, an unknown number of civilians were injured, and a military base was set on fire during the attack. 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) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Nigerian Army (NA)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Gulak Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Rifle/Shotgun (non-automatic)
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Thrown explosive devices, rifles, and fire were used in the attack.
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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent 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 22 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 21
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Boko Haram Raids In Nigeria, Niger Kill Eight," AFP (World Service), November 30, 2015.
"Soldier dies as troops repel attack in Adamawa town," Daily Trust Nigera, December 1, 2015.
"1 Soldier, 20 Insurgents Die, As Military Repels Attack On Adamawa Town," Leadership, December 1, 2015.