Incident Summary:

04/25/2016: Assailants raided Ukpabi Nimbo, Enugu, Nigeria. At least five people were killed and 56 people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani militants.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Ukpabi Nimbo

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Ukpabi Nimbo Village
Specific Description Village
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 Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Grenades, AK-47 assault rifles, fire, and machetes were used in the attack.
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 Maxwell Eze, Akogwu Utazi, Raphael Irege, Adeja Nwa Agu, and Abro. Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 100
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 56 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 56
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Enugu: 15 feared dead, as herdsmen attack Nimbo community," Daily Sun, April 25, 2016."
"Nigeria Suspected Herdsmen Kill Five in Enugu," Africa News, April 26, 2016."
" Buhari speaks out, wants an end to Fulani herdsmen attacks," News24 Nigeria, April 27, 2016."