Incident Summary:

11/15/2016: Assailants raided Darka, Abuja, Nigeria. At least one person was killed and six people were kidnapped in the attack. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources separately attributed the attack to both Fulani militants and Boko Haram.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Kuje district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 6
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
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
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 Civilian Zakariyya Nuhu.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"Gunmen Kidnap Four in Kuje Village," Daily Trust (Abuja), November 21, 2016.
"Gunmen kill one, abduct 6 others at Kuje community," Daily Trust Nigera, November 18, 2016.
"Fulani herdsmen kill 3, abduct 10 in Abuja,", November 21, 2016.