Incident Summary:

12/28/2015: Two explosive devices detonated at a mosque in Sulemanti neighborhood, Maiduguri city, Borno state, Nigeria. At least 30 people were killed and 65 others were injured in the blasts. This was one of 13 coordinated incidents in and around Maiduguri overnight. 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 Sulemanti area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Two explosive devices were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
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 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 30 Fatalities / 65 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 30
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 65
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"At least 30 killed, 65 injured as blasts hit mosque in NE Nigeria," Xinhua News Agency, December 28, 2015.
"Suicide Bombers Kill More Than 60 in Northeast Nigerian City," Bloomberg, December 28, 2015.
"2nd LD Writethru: At least 30 killed, 65 injured as blasts hit mosque in NE Nigeria," Xinhua General News Service, December 28, 2015.