Incident Summary:

06/06/2016: Assailants attacked fishermen in Darak, Extreme-North, Cameroon. At least 10 fishermen were killed and 42 others were abducted in the incident. The bodies of all 42 hostages were discovered floating in a lake on June 11, 2016. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201606060038

When:
2016-06-06

Country:
Cameroon

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Extreme-North

City:
Darak

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Fishermen
Nationality of Target Cameroon
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 42
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 5
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Unknown
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
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 52 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 52
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
"Nigerian Islamists kill 10 Cameroonian fishermen in Lake Chad area," Cameroon-Info.Net, June 8, 2016."
"Bodies of 42 fishermen kidnapped by Boko Haram found in lake," FOXNews.com, June 14, 2016."
"West Africa: Terrorist Attacks, Government Messaging 3-10 June 2016," Summary, June 10, 2016."