Incident Summary:

01/30/2016: Assailants armed with firearms and explosive devices raided Dalori village, Borno state, Nigeria. At least 85 people were killed, 136 were injured, and an unknown number were kidnapped; the outcome of the abduction is unknown. In addition, three assailants were killed when they detonated suicide vests. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attack.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Dalori Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages Unknown
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Suicide (carried bodily by human being)
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Three explosives-laden vests, other explosive devices, firearms, and petrol bombs were used in the attack.
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 88 Fatalities / 136 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 88
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 3
Total Number of Injured 136
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Boko Haram attackers set village ablaze, kill dozens in Nigeria," CNN, January 31, 2016.
"Death toll rises to 85 from Boko Haram attack in Nigeria," Xinhua General News Service, February 1, 2016.
"EU to allocate €50 mln to african countries in fight against terrorism," Kazakh TV, February 1, 2016.