Incident Summary:

12/28/2015: Security forces intercepted and killed an unknown number of suicide bombers near Eye Hospital in Maiduguri city, Borno state, Nigeria. This was one of 13 coordinated incidents in and around Maiduguri overnight. At least 10 bombers were killed in this and two other areas around Maiduguri. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Eye Hospital area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?Yes
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack represent a division of a cumulative total of killed across incidents 201512280028, 201512280029, and 201512280030.
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 3 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspected Boko Haram attacks rock Maiduguri," Al Jazeera, December 28, 2015.
"Nigeria: Suicide Attacks in Maiduguri Reportedly Kill 60 People; Troops Arrest 10 Suspected Bombers," Punch Online, December 28, 2015.
"Boko Haram suicide bomber attack kills at least 15, say witnesses," CBC, December 28, 2015.