Incident Summary:

02/13/2016: Assailants raided Yakshari village, Damboa district, Borno, Nigeria. At least 22 people were forced to gather in a mosque and executed while an unknown number were injured in the attack. This was one of two coordinated overnight attacks in the area. In addition, an unknown number of people were kidnapped across both attacks; their whereabouts are unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Damboa district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Barricade Incident)
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 22
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Firearms and knives 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
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 22 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 22
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"30 Dead In Two Nigeria Village Raids: Vigilantes," AFP (World Service), February 13, 2016.
"Boko Haram slaughters 30 in north-east Nigeria," International Business Times UK, February 14, 2016.
"Boko Haram kills 30 in weekend raids on Borno villages," Daily Trust Nigera, February 14, 2016.