Incident Summary:

03/00/2016: Sometime between February 28 and March 5, 2016 assailants raided Suswam, Benue, Nigeria. At least 41 civilians were killed in the raid. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani militants.

GTD ID:
201603020059

When:
2016-03-02

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Benue

City:
Suswam

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farmers
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The victims included Terhembafan Akaajingir.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 41 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 41
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Gunmen kill 6 farmers in Benue," Latest Nigerian News.com, March 12, 2016."