Incident Summary:

01/29/2016: A young suicide bomber detonated at a market in Gombi, Adamawa, Nigeria. In addition to the assailant, at least 10 people were killed and 28 people were injured in the blast. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Boko Haram was involved.

GTD ID:
201601290018

When:
2016-01-29

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Adamawa

City:
Gombi

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 Grain Market
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite 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
Boko Haram (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 11 Fatalities / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 11
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Child Suicide Bomber Kills 10 In Nigeria Market: Witnesses," AFP (World Service), January 29, 2016."
"Suicide Bomb Blast Kills 10 People in Northeast Nigerian Town," Bloomberg, January 29, 2016."
"Suicide bomber hits marketplace in Nigeria's northeast," Al Jazeera, January 29, 2016."