Incident Summary:

12/28/2015: Two female suicide bombers detonated at a market near a motor park in Madagali, Adamawa, Nigeria. In addition to the two bombers, at least 30 people were killed and 16 others were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Market
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 30 Fatalities / 16 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 16
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Nigeria: Adamawa Government Confirms Suicide Attacks Kill 17 People, Injure 41 in Madagali Town," Premium Times, December 28, 2015.
"Many feared killed as suicide bombers attack motor park in Adamawa," Daily Trust Nigera, December 28, 2015.
"Suicide Bombers Kill More Than 60 in Northeast Nigerian City," Bloomberg, December 28, 2015.