Incident Summary:

12/28/2015: Two female suicide bombers detonated in Buraburin neighborhood, Maiduguri city, Borno state, Nigeria. In addition to the two bombers, several people were killed and 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 Buraburin area.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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 2
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram kills at least 80 in multiple attacks on Nigeria;Extremists use suicide bombers, grenades after claim war 'won';," The Houston Chronicle, December 29, 2015.
"Multiple Boko Haram strikes kill dozens in Nigeria," Singapore, December 28, 2015.
"In Separate Attack, Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri, Many Feared Dead," AllAfrica Web Publications (English) UNASSIGNED, December 28, 2015.