Incident Summary:

03/16/2016: Two female suicide bombers detonated at a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria. In addition to the assailants, at least 25 people were killed and 32 people were injured in the blasts. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Maiduguri

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Umurari, a village near the city

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Mosque
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
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 27 Fatalities / 32 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 27
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 32
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Death Toll In Nigeria Suicide Bombing Rises To 25," AFP (World Service), March 17, 2016."
"Two Suicide Bombers Kill 22 In Maiduguri, NE Nigeria," AFP (World Service), March 16, 2016."
"Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 22 in Nigeria," Deutsche Welle, March 16, 2016."